Dr. Trinity Davis has been an educator for 20 years. Her career began after completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a certification to teach K-9. In her quest to find equality in education and the barriers for children of color, Dr. Davis taught in a suburban high socio-economic district, an urban socio-economic district and a rural districts with mixed incomes. No matter the location, the struggle for kids of color was difficult.
Dr. Davis decided to leave the public school system and work with higher education. She became a tenured, Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. Working with pre-service teachers was a challenge, and the background in working with kids of color was limited for the students. She began the Urban Suburban Experience (USE) minor to take the students to teach in urban districts. She was Teacher of the Year in 2007. While teaching at the university, Dr. Davis pursued her Doctorate in Philosophy at Kansas State University. She published articles and wrote a book, Prerootix: Morphemic Analysis.
Dr. Davis was a consultant for school districts for six years in the area of curriculum, instruction, assessment and literacy. She also served as Associate Lead for the External Review Team for AdvancedEd.
Currently, Dr. Davis is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Professional Development for Kansas City Public Schools. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UMKC. With the district losing accreditation in 2012, she felt this was the time to serve students in the mission she began 20 years ago.
Most importantly, Dr. Davis is a wife and mother of two children.