More about Dr. Davis

Dramatic student growth is a matter of belief systems of adults regarding children and proven leadership with a vision! Collaboratively, with a dedicated team of teachers and classified staff; community members who desired better; and, students who understood what was expected, Dr. Davis and his teams accomplished dramatic results in school communities considered “The Worst” or “written off” slated to be taken over by the state. Whether Principal (Raymond Ave., Century Park, 54th St., and Audubon) or as Director of Instruction for the Intensive Support and Innovation Division (Washington HS, Crenshaw HS, Dorsey Hs, Gardena HS, Banning HS), DeWayne could arguably be considered one of LAUSD’s most successful administrators, however he gives all credit to the amazing teams!

Raymond Ave. Elementary

Century Park

54th St Elementary

Audubon MS

His career garnered him a host of acclaim and awards from community, state, and national organizations such as The Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and ASBO-International.

Dr. Davis has the “Ability to identify critical issues and solutions
to obstacles concerning equity and equality.”
–B. Perkins, Director, Urban Education-Columbia University


Dr. Davis cont...

“Dr. Davis Possesses Extensive Knowledge In The Areas Of Leadership… Implementing Comprehensive Information And Data Systems And Working Effectively With Others To Improve Organizational Leadership”

 -D. Brawley, Supt.-Compton Unified

Education & certifications
  • Data Analytics & Strategy Certification, Harvard Business Analytics Program Harvard University (expected ’23)
  • Professional Educator Licensure- Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education ‘16
  • Chief Business Official Certification (CBO)-School Business Management Program, University of Southern California, ‘12
  • Ed.D.-Institutional Management EOM in Resource Allocation, Pepperdine University, ‘07
  • M.A.-Educational Administration/Administrative Service Credential, California State University, Northridge ’95
  • B.A.-History/Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential Social Studies and English authorization, California State University, Northridge ’92
Positions held
  • Deputy Superintendent/CBO-Business Services, Human Resources & Information Technology, Waukegan Public Schools
  • Assistant Superintendent-Performance and Planning, Portland Public Schools
  • Senior Executive Director-Secondary Education, Compton Unified School District
  • Director-Secondary Instruction, Central District Office, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Principal, Audubon Middle School
  • Principal, 54th St
  • Principal, Century Park
  • Principal, Raymond Ave
  • Assistant Principal, Grape Street
  • Assistant Principal, Crozier Middle School, Inglewood Unified
  • Categorical Program Coordinator, Monroe Middle School, Inglewood Unified
  • Teacher, Monroe Middle School, Inglewood Unified School District
Honors and Awards
  • Certificate of Recognition Award, Illinois School Board Education
  • Certificate of Excellence Award, ASBO International
  • Educator of The Year, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
  • Middle School Principal of The Year, Association of California School Administrators
  • California Distinguished School Award Recipient
  • Title One Achievement School Award Recipient
  • Educator of The Year, Stoval Educational Foundation
  • California Association of School Business Officers, Member
  • Association of School Business Officials International, Member
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Member
  • Society of Human Resource Management, Member
  • Philanthropy Alliance Foundation, Advisory Board member
  • Urban Education Leaders Collaborative, Board of Directors
  • Association of California School Administrators, Board of Directors
  • American Association of School Administrators, Member
  • Mervyn Dymally Political and Economic Institute, Advisory Board member
  • The College Board-Academic Assembly, Representative
  • 100 Black Men of Los Angeles Inc., Educational Board Member
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Member
School Transformation Presentations
Sub Label
  • Urban School Turnaround: Mission Impossible?, The Superintendents Roundtable, New York, Ny.'12
  • Transferring School Success. Presented at School Success Forum,
    Los Angeles, Ca. March ’11,
  • School Turnaround Efforts in Los Angeles: Policies and Practice.
    Presented at the American Association of School Administrators, Los Angeles, Ca. February ’13,
  • Perceptions of Elementary Teachers of a School-wide Reform: Ex Post Facto. Presented at the AmericanEducationalResearch Association, San Francisco, Ca. April ’05
Race & Equity Moderator
Sub Label
  • For Colored People Only: a 3 Part Series on Anti-Racism
    Moderated for CSU, Dominguez Hills, Carson, Ca. February ‘21, April ’21, March '22 Moderator
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