Gary Davis became the 8th Superintendent of DCISD on July 1, 2014. Mr. Davis is in his 30th year of public education and his 17th in administration. He served as the DCISD Assistant Superintendent from 2012-2014 and prior to that he was the Denver City High School Principal for 8 years, from 2004-2012. He also worked as the Assistant Principal of DCHS for one year.
He is a graduate of Ozona High School, Angelo State University, and the University of the Southwest. Prior to coming to Denver City, Mr. Davis taught in Plains; Lovington, New Mexico; Wall & Ector County ISD in Odessa. He holds lifetime teaching certification in Art, English, Journalism, Speech & Theatre.
Mr. Davis is a second-generation public school superintendent. His father, Garland Davis, was a life-long educator, having worked for Robert Lee ISD; Medina ISD; Crockett County CCSD in Ozona; Lovington, NM and as a Deputy Commissioner of Education for the Texas Education Agency under Commissioner Raymond Bynum. The elder Mr. Davis was one of the founding members of the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS).
Gary Davis is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS), the Texas School Coalition, the chairman of the University Interscholastic League's One-Act Play Advisory Committee, the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA), a former member of the TETA Advisory Board and the Texas Theatre Adjudicators & Officials Organization (TTAO). In addition to those responsibilites, he is a member of the Region 17 Education Service Center's Regional Advisory Committee and a member of the UIL Region 16 Music Executive Committee. In 2018, Mr. Davis was selected as the Texas Administrator of the Year by the TETA. He previously served on the Foundation Scholarship Board for the New Mexico Junior College, is a past president of the Denver City Chamber of Commerce and is currently an elder at the Denver City Church of Christ.
In June, Mr. Davis celebrated 26 years of marriage to his wife, Carmela. She has been the Director of Physical Therapy at the Yoakum County Hospital since 1998. They have three children: Marlow, a junior at Abilene Christian University; Sawyer, a junior at Denver City High School & Emery, a 7th grader.
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