School Hires New As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By Lynn Kut­ter

PRAIRIE GROVE — Jed Davis of Mar­ion will be the new as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal for Prairie Grove High School, be­gin­ning July 1.

Prairie Grove School Board ap­proved hir­ing Davis at its April 16 meet­ing.

Davis has served as head foot­ball coach and dean of stu­dents for Mar­ion High School since 2014. His pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences in­clude head foot­ball coach and math teacher at Mayflower High School, as­sis­tant foot­ball/soft­ball coach and math teacher at Du­mas High School and as­sis­tant foot­ball coach and math teacher at Rogers High School.

Ac­cord­ing to his re­sume, Davis has a bach­e­lor of arts in math from the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayetteville; mas­ters in the art of teach­ing, UA-Mon­ti­cello; prin­ci­pal li­cense and mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tional lead­er­ship from Harding Univer­sity and su­per­in­ten­dent’s cer­tifi­cate from Texas A&M in Texarkana.

His ed­u­ca­tional phi­los­o­phy can be ex­pressed in three words, his re­sume says. Th­ese are “im­pact­ing stu­dents’ lives.” Three words that ex­plain what education is about.

He writes that a stu­dent’s ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence is im­pacted neg­a­tively or pos­i­tively.

“Education is more than just math equa­tions and his­tory lessons. Th­ese are im­por­tant, but education is also about teach­ing stu­dents how to solve is­sues, work with dif­fer­ent groups of peo­ple, and ig­nit­ing a pas­sion for life­long learn­ing.”

Davis, in an email, said he and his wife wanted to be in a com­mu­nity that val­ued education and would be a good place to raise a fam­ily.

“Prairie Grove fits that de­scrip­tion,” Davis said.

As a class­room teacher, Davis taught AP cal­cu­lus, ge­om­e­try and Algebra II. In his cur­rent po­si­tion, he su­per­vises and leads 17 coaches and 275 play­ers on a daily ba­sis, does weekly teacher walk-through eval­u­a­tions, started and spon­sored the Fel­low­ship of Chris­tian Ath­letes hud­dle at the school and is re­spon­si­ble for hir­ing and eval­u­at­ing coaches.

COURTESY PHOTO

Jed Davis of Mar­ion will be a new as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Prairie Grove for the 2018-19 school year. He and his wife, Sarah Cather­ine, have two chil­dren, An­der­son, 9, and Emer­son, 7.

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