Reginald ‘Reg’ Weaver

Board of Directors

Reginald ‘Reg’ Weaver is past president of the National Education Association

Reginald ‘Reg’ Weaver is past president of the National Education Association (NEA); at then 3.2 million-members, it is the nation’s largest professional employee organization committed to advancing public education.  He continues being a staunch public education advocate.  

Weaver also served as vice president of Education International (EI), a federation of approximately 400 associations and unions in over 170 countries, representing over 30 million members in global education institutions from early childhood to university.  Mr. Weaver has traveled domestically and internationally, being an ambassador for public education, equity,  access, social justice, human rights, and the preservation of civil liberties.

He has served on numerous Boards, has testified before Congress on federal education policy, and has frequently provided a critical voice on public education for nationally recognized publications, televised and broadcast media. He has received countless awards and recognition both domestically and globally.

Mr. Weaver delivered a landmark speech at the Lincoln Cathedral in England—home to a rare copy of the Magna Carta—that was met with widespread acclaim. In recognition of his commitment to democracy and fundamental freedoms, a stone column was unveiled in Mr. Weaver’s name along with the granting of an honorary doctorate.

Mr. Weaver is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Carolina’s Shaw University, and a Doctor of Public Service from South Carolina State University. 

Mr. Weaver earned his B.A. degree in special education from Illinois State University and his master’s degree in Public School Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.