D’Andre J. Weaver. Ph.D. is a native of Chicago’s South Side who understands the life-changing power of effective teachers and a quality public education. As a former public school teacher, principal, senior leader, and superintendent, D’Andre cares deeply about helping students realize their dreams. His leadership is centered around equity and access, learner-centered approaches, advancing digital equity, and organizational health.Currently, D’Andre serves as Chief Digital Equity Officer (CDEO) at Digital Promise Global. As CDEO, D’Andre oversees the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program, part of Verizon’s flagship education initiative with a national network of more than 590 Title I schools. Additionally, D’Andre uses lessons learned from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program and other Digital Promise initiatives to develop new state- and district-level opportunities for the organization that will further the goal of improving digital equity.D'Andre is a board member at the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Mastery Transcript Consortium, and Big Thought in Dallas, Texas. He is a Pahara Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a Racial Equity Leadership Network Fellow, and a member of several local and national educator associations.