Christina Edwards, Ed.D. is an Atlanta native and comes from a long blood line of educators. She is a seasoned educator, formerly employed by one of the largest urban school systems in Georgia and served a gamut of roles, such as Mentor and Coach to new and seasoned teachers and teacher interns, Literacy Content Instructional Leader, Teach for America Faculty Advisor, Leadership Team member, Special Education Advisory committee member for the district, and Middle School Transformation Member, to name a few. She is the former Teacher of the Year and district’s semi-finalist, and was honored with the Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) award, which is an affiliation of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) organization. Additionally, she was featured on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Atlanta’s Best Self magazine to memorialize her work with students, faculty, parents, and the community. She has been appointed as Professional Learning Presenter on topics such as "The Culturally Proficient Teacher", “Close Reading Strategies for Critical Analysis of Complex Text”, ”Using Extrinsic/Intrinsic Rewards in the Classroom”, “Effective Classroom Management Techniques", “Using Instructional Strategies in Literacy to Increase Student Achievement”, and "Differentiated Learning in the 21st Century". She was formerly Director of an alternative center for at-risk middle and high school students. Under her leadership, 91% of students were able to successfully transition back to their home school and get back on track in order to move to the next grade level.
Dr. Edwards is a graduate of Fort Valley State University (Middle Grades Education), University of Phoenix (Curriculum and Instruction), and has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. Although she has achieved proficiently in her professional career, learning is ongoing and there is so much more that she hopes to accomplish. She is currently employed with the Fayette County School System, located in Fayetteville, Georgia, about 20 miles from Atlanta. Additionally, she is a Teacher Performance Assessor (TPA), with the world's largest education company, where she assesses a culmination of teacher interns' teaching materials, lesson plans, formative and summative assessment data, and the teaching and learning processes that demonstrates teacher effectiveness. Dr. Edwards owns a consulting firm, iCoach Teachers Educational Consultants, LLC. She supports new teachers and coaches them as they transition into their new role as instructor where the goal is for each teacher to become a more effective instructor while increasing student achievement. She is the author of an upcoming book, A Manual, A Real Manual to Teaching Successfully in Inner City Schools. To fulfill her lifelong desire, she is currently enrolled in courses to learn sign language. Dr. Edwards enjoys traveling, reading inspirational novels, and working with adult learners; she looks forward to her many endeavors.