My Davis story begins as a 15-year-old sophomore at Riverwood High School. I knew at that point in my life that I wanted to be a teacher and a coach. The teachers and coaches I had gave me the confidence and passion for learning and athletics, and I wanted to have an impact on future generations of student-athletes in the way they did for me.
Teaching comes in many forms and every child is holistically and warmly supported by a diverse and integrated team of caring professionals.
Students are championed by their teachers, teaching assistants, learning specialists, counselors, psychologists, coaches, the Rabbi, a school nurse, alumni mentors, visiting artists and administrators.
Twenty-six years ago, I walked into the hallways of this amazing school as a new teacher - “hallways” that consisted of one floor of classrooms and a lunchroom in a trailer. There was no playground, however, the spirit and energy of The Davis Academy were then, as they are today, alive and palpable.
My Davis story began in the summer of 2007 when I was hired as the lower school media specialist. I came on board prior to the official post-summer “return to campus” date in order to familiarize myself with the school’s library collection.
- Faculty members average 14 years of teaching experience. They are tops in their fields, selected based on their experience, passion, creativity and ability to truly connect with a wide variety of students with different learning styles and personalities.
- Over 25% of faculty members lead professional development seminars and contribute to the field of education annually at local, regional, and national education conferences.
- Over 70% of faculty have earned advanced degrees.
- Davis Academy faculty retention rates are exceptional, averaging 97% with the average tenure of a Davis Academy teacher at 10 years.