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District of Columbia Public Schools
Interim Chancellor

John Davis is the Interim Chancellor with the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Davis began his educational career as a teacher in Baltimore, teaching middle school math and earning a Teacher of the Year Award in 1997. After six years there, he spent two years at the Laikipia Baraka School in Nanyuki, Kenya, as teacher and Head of School. Upon returning to the States, Davis continued teaching for two years before becoming principal of New Era Academy in Baltimore. In 2007, he began working as Director of School Leadership Strategy on the Human Capital team of DCPS. He moved to the Instructional Superintendent role in August of 2008 before becoming Chief of Schools in July 2011.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University.