Eufaula City Schools superintendent resigns; accepts another job

Eufaula City Schools superintendent resigns; accepts another job

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - Dr. Elisabeth Davis has resigned as superintendent from Eufaula City Schools.

Dr. Davis, who has been superintendent of Eufaula City Schools since January 2016, was approved Thursday morning for the position of Assistant Superintendent of the Division of Teaching and Learning by the Alabama State Board of Education.

During her tenure at Eufaula City Schools, an emphasis has been placed on teaching and learning as a whole, especially in areas systemwide such as computer science, chess, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and in college and career academies at Eufaula High School.

Additionally, Dr. Davis led the coordination of a well-defined strategic plan used as a guide in all system decisions. Also, many facilities updates have taken place during her time with Eufaula City Schools.

The Eufaula City Schools' board plans to meet Monday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. to accept Dr. Davis' letter of resignation.

Eufaula has been a great place for my family. We appreciate the students, staff, board and community members for making us feel like a special part of Eufaula. We had intended to stay for many years; however, this new position is a perfect fit for a person like me who has a passion for working in the trenches with teachers and administrators to meet the needs of all students to fully equip them for a future that requires critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation," Dr. Elisabeth Davis stated.

Mr. Otis Hill, Eufaula City Schools' board president, stated, "We wish Dr. Davis well in her new position. We are happy to have another friend in Montgomery at the state department and appreciate what she has done for the students in Eufaula City Schools."

Dr. Davis plans to start her new position at the State Department of Education on October 1. In her new position, she will be coordinating programs that support teaching and learning across the state including Federal Programs, Instructional Services, Special Education, School Improvement, The Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI), and The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).

Davis also stated, "This is bittersweet for me.  I am honored to be selected for this new position and can't wait to hit the ground running in Montgomery; however, I will truly miss the students and educators in Eufaula.  I have been blessed to work with such great people."

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