DPS-61 Superintendent announces retirement effective at end of 2014 school year

DECATUR-- On Tuesday, April 23rd at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Decatur Public Schools Board of Education the Superintendent, Gloria J. Davis, announced her retirement effective June 30, 2014.

Superintendent Davis has been with Decatur Public Schools since July 1, 2006. During her tenure the district has seen an increase in Advanced Placement class offerings, a coordinated curriculum based on National Common Core Standards, centralized registration, a renewed focus on district discipline based on Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and two 21st century state-of-the-art renovated high schools being constructed.

Superintendent Davis credits the hard work and effort of her fellow central office administration, building principals, entire District staff and Board of Education members, past and present, for embracing the challenges that the district faced over the last seven years.

“I desire and pray that the District and the entire community of Decatur will continue to take pride in itself and the accomplishments we have completed together. Our children are counting on us to do what is right for their future,” said Superintendent Davis.

Superintendent Davis will continue leading the district and its many initiatives until June 30, 2014 which will complete her career of almost 44 years dedicated to working in public education. When reflecting on the decision to retire, Superintendent Davis said, “I will end this chapter of my career the same way I began – It is and will always be, “All About The Children!”

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