Shavon Davis-Louis, Ed.D. will join University School of Nashville as Head of Middle School on July 1, 2023 with more than two decades of experience as an accomplished and dedicated educational leader with a student-centered approach. She brings to USN the energy, enthusiasm, and comprehensive leadership USN needs to guide our Middle School forward.
Shavon Davis-Louis, Ed.D. will join University School of Nashville as Head of Middle School on July 1, 2023 with more than two decades of experience as an accomplished and dedicated educational leader with a student-centered approach.
The breadth of her background spans PreK through high school, from teaching in the first grade and middle school math to leading school operations at the administrative level. She is an influential instructional leader who keeps self-efficacy at the heart of educational philosophy to integrate technology and diverse instructional strategies that maximize training effectiveness.
She comes to USN from Metro Nashville Public Schools, where the district named her Middle School Principal of the Year in 2021-2022 and she led her school to gain the most significant academic improvement in literacy and math scores among MNPS middle schools. Her track record includes developing and managing academic programs and creating an environment that promotes student success, recruits and retains top faculty, and supports the institution's mission.
Dr. Davis-Louis holds a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University, a Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor of Science: in Elementary Education from Alcorn State University. She also earned her Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership & Supervision at Middle Tennessee State University.
As the educational leader for Grades 5-8, the Head of Middle Schoolsupervises some 65 faculty and 315 students and is responsible for its day-to-day operation by developing and articulating division goals, department goals, course objectives, materials, methods, and means of assessment. Healthy relationships with students, families, faculty, and administrative colleagues are paramount to this position’s success. A high level of professionalism, knowledge, and experience in diversity and inclusion, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are required.
Dr. Davis-Louis brings to USN the energy, enthusiasm, and comprehensive leadership USN needs to guide our Middle School forward.
Twenty-eight students, faculty, and administrators represented University School of Nashville at the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
USN Mission: University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.