Board Term: Jan. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2023
Educator Aicha Davis, a Democrat, was elected to the State Board of Education in November 2018. She represents about 1.7 million Texans who live in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Davis serves on the board's Committee on Instruction, which deals with issues such as curriculum and graduation requirements, instructional materials issues, and gifted and talented education.
A native of Decatur, Mississippi, Davis began her education
career as a sixth-grade reading and science teacher in Louisiana. She later
moved to high school where she taught advanced sciences and engineering and
coached robotics teams.
She moved to Texas in 2011 where she has since worked in the
Irving and DeSoto school districts. Davis enrolled in language development
classes, studied Spanish, and obtained her English as a Second Language
certification so she could better communicate with her Texas students. She also
holds a Texas science certification and a principal certification.
Davis is now a doctoral student in education leadership and
policy at the University of North Texas. She holds a master’s degree in
education administration from that university and earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Davis was a recognized fellow with Leadership ISD Dallas and
is a national ranked robotics and Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM) coach.
As a member of
the State Board of Education, Davis represents parts of Dallas and Tarrant