School Hires New Assistant Principal
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.
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.