Selma Davis

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Selma Davis

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I moved to Beaufort in 1991, a month after graduating from the College of Charleston. I entered the workforce in the dental field and had the fortune of working with Dr. Charles Kresch, a dental implant pioneer and the Beaufort County School Board chairman. It was his his influence and idealism regarding public education that motivated me to enroll in the Masters of Arts in Teaching cohort at USC-Beaufort. After earning my degree and Early Childhood and Elementary certifications, I began teaching third grade in Jasper County. The following school year, I made the move to Beaufort County. During the next 11 years, under the leadership of a visionary administrator, I taught all grade levels, some in multi-aged classrooms, and was groomed to become the coordinator of our school's Primary Years Program, the earliest of the International Baccalaureate's three levels.  In 2009, I transferred to Robert Smalls Middle School to lead their faculty and staff to Middle Years Program authorization where I held the role of coordinator for four years. As well, I taught a reading intervention program for two years with great success. My final two years teaching middle school was again in reading intervention at Beaufort Middle.  Presently, I find myself at Beaufort High where I support teachers and students as an Instructional Coach and tutor.
In 2012, I completed a Masters of Educational Administration program from the University of South Carolina, thereby rounding out my educational experience and now hold an additional certification in Elementary Administration. I feel very fortunate to have had experience with students from all grade levels as well as from the classroom to the front office.

I strive to teach by example.
Character is higher than intellect. 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson