ISD Copperas Cove board administrator Ann Davis describes herself as a lifelong learner.
“My ultimate goal in life is to continue to improve myself for my children and for future generations,” Davis said. “The best way to do this is to embrace lifelong learning. How can I be effective in advocating for education and advancement without pursuing it myself? “
Davis is one of 36 participants selected from across Texas to be part of the Texas School Boards Association’s Elite Leadership Program. Selection criteria include demonstrated leadership in the member’s local district and community and representation of the diversity of school districts throughout the state.
“I demonstrated the requirements by answering six full questions about the candidacy and living my service goals by serving in leadership roles during my tenure on the board,” said Davis. “I applied because I wanted to represent our district, build lasting relationships with my cohorts, learn from perspectives other than my own, a true understanding of our roles as trustees, and gain valuable insight into the breadth of our capabilities from a higher point of view. “
Davis attended her first three-day session which kicked off the one-year Educational Leadership Program for the TASB Leadership class of 2022. Participants who complete all required study elements will graduate next year in obtaining the status of Master Trustee, the highest designation recognized by TASB.
“Each session, we dive into exposure to a variety of issues, differences in people and culture, statewide activities, and participate in sightseeing tours to learn about other districts as well. than on the state legislature, ”Davis said. “Honestly, I have learned so much and have taken a deep look at my beliefs and values in relation to others. The biggest benefit of this program is learning to apply new perspectives to engage and contribute to the different people and cultures in our district. Our course load is certainly hard work and includes homework that creates change and personal growth.
Davis was elected to the Copperas Cove ISD School Board in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology as well as a master’s degree in public health.
Davis works as a corporate wellness consultant. She recently retired after 20 years of military service in the United States Army and United States Army Reserves. Davis is a member of the Grace Christian Center where she serves as a cult leader and teacher for youth. She has two children enrolled at Copperas Cove ISD.