Emory Edwards
Training and Outreach

Emory Edwards

Vice President of Outreach

A creative strategist by nature, Emory uses his 20 years + experience of marketing and event planning to inform and build partnerships with community leaders and organizations around educational choice. As an educational choice/opportunity advocate, Emory has worked closely to advise and support both national and Indiana focused organizations in the ed reform movement.

Aside from his work with EdChoice, Emory is very active in the Indianapolis community. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. where he has served in leadership roles for the Special Events committee and Beautillion Militaire program. Emory is also a member of The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League and has served on the Board of Directors for The Madame Walker Theatre and the Martin Luther King Community Center. Emory has also served on numerous planning committees and other volunteer roles during his 16 years in Indianapolis.

Emory earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family & friends and traveling. Originally from Albany, GA, Emory currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife Chantelle and their three children, Emory Michael, Cadence, and Lance.

Favorite Quote

“Success can be measured not only in achievements, but in lessons learned, lives touched and moments shared along the way.”
— Nishan Panwar

Favorite Teacher/Class

World History – Ms. Daniels

High School Mascot

Monroe High Tornadoes

Favorite Pastimes

Being creative and spending time with family and friends

Inspiration for Joining the School Choice Movement

I’ve always believed that our youth must be afforded the best opportunity to pursue their dreams. School choice allows a parent and child to determine which school suits them in pursuit of that dream.