Carmen Davis | Aspiring Principal Resident, Mozart Elementary School
Carmen L. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Hampton University and a Master of Education in Secondary Education, with a focus on urban education, from Boston College. From an early age Davis knew she wanted to devote her life to educating children. Her philosophy of education centers on helping students in urban schools develop as independent thinkers who will be able to question the world around, thrive in a global society, and take risks. In the fall of 2013, she transitioned from the classroom into a fully administrative role, serving as the Director of Instruction for Math and Science at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester, MA. In her five years in the classroom at Urban Science Academy, Davis exhibited leadership by serving as facilitator for Instructional Rounds, leader of the Instructional Leadership Team and chair of the mathematics department. Her outstanding efforts in the classroom were recognized in June 2013, when she was named a Boston Public School Educator of the Year. In addition to her work in BPS, Davis also works as a part-time consultant to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, working with current teaching fellows from across the country to explore the concept of teacher leadership from various perspectives and contexts.