Mr. Davis' Experience and His Mission
In 2006, Mr. Davis founded Sacred Leadership, with a mission to improve leadership in the public, non-profit, and service sectors. He also co-founded the Institute for Educational Advancement, a non-profit institute dedicated to serving our nation's brightest youth. He currently serves as senior advisor.
Mr. Davis served nearly 20 years as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District at the middle and high school levels. He has extensive experience working with ethnically diverse inner-city youth. He held positions as teacher, Dean, Assistant Principal, and High School Principal.
Later, he served as the Superintendent of the La Cañada Unified School District in California for five years. During his tenure as Superintendent, La Cañada was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon school district and was ranked by Newsweek in the top 20 of over 15,000 school districts nationally. Prior to being promoted to Superintendent, Mr. Davis served as Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
He has also worked for Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation, and has served as a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles-Extension, California State University, Fullerton, and as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Southern California. Mr. Davis was a Fellow in the Leadership in Conflict Initiative, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The program offered strategic leadership development opportunities for leaders from the public and private sector.
He is a Certified MBTI® Practitioner (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), a Certified Trainer of Trainer for the DiSC® Facilitation System and holds a Certificate in Strategic Foresight.
Mr. Davis is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), the World Future Society (WFS), Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Association of Psychological Type (APT) and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Mr. Davis is married to sculptor Judeth S. Davis, and has three children and seven grandchildren.