Institute Faculty

D'Andre J Weaver

D'Andre J. Weaver

Chief Digital Equity Officer (CDEO); Digital Promise Global

D’Andre J. Weaver 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. Under D’Andre’s previous leadership as superintendent of DeSoto ISD – a Dallas, TX-area school system –the District’s state accountability rating improved from a 67 ‘D’ rating to an 83 ‘B’ rating and saw improvement in student learning, student connectedness, district finances, talent management, and stakeholder engagement. He also spearheaded an ambitious community driven and learner-centered strategic plan which prioritized a whole-child/whole-family approach to education as well as an emphasis on personalization, competency-based education, and passion-driven learning. D'Andre is a board member at the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Mastery Transcript Consortium, and Big Thought. He is a Pahara Fellow, a Racial Equity Leadership Network Fellow, and a member of several local and national educator associations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community partnerships
  • Digital transformation of learning
  • K-12 education
  • Technology in teaching and learning