After investing time as an Instructional Coach and the Assistant Principal, Betty Jo Davis now ascends to the lead administrative position at Brooks Elementary School.
“The Brooks community has become a second family to me,” Davis said. “It is humbling and an honor to have the opportunity to continue working here and serve in this role.”
This is Davis’ first stint as a school principal after having served as Assistant Principal for Junction City Elementary School in Junction City, KY and Curriculum Coach/Special Education Teacher for Junction City Elementary.
The experience will help as she navigates all the intricate details of an elementary school setting through a most challenging time for educators.
“My short and long term goal at this point is to be the absolute best principal that is needed for this school,” Davis affirmed.
Everyone has 24 hours in a day. Davis referenced the importance of time management to ensure all tasks are met successfully.
“The most challenging issues educators face today is finding a work/life balance,” she noted. “We care deeply for our students, school, and families so much that it is easy to lean into our work a little too much.”
Davis earned her Principal Certification from Eastern Kentucky University; a Masters’ of Arts in Special Education from Campbellsville University; and a Bachelors’ of Arts in Education from the University of Kentucky.
She is National Board Certified in K-12 Literacy.
The field of education has been good in a reciprocal way for Davis. You get out of it what you put into it.
She encourages those interested in pursuing education as a career to spend time with young people and pay attention to what they are teaching you through their behaviors.
“Seek out and learn from smart educators who are still excited about teaching - they are telling the truth! Stick with it; we need you!” she smiled.
Davis and her husband, Matt, have three sons Charlie, eight, Max, six, and Huck, four. The family enjoys spending time outside and cheering on the UK Wildcats!