SBOE Member District 13
|Aicha Davis (D)
P.O. Box 4525
Dallas, TX 75208
Board Term: Jan. 1, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2027
Educator Aicha Davis, a Democrat, was elected to the State Board of Education in November 2018 and re-elected in 2022. 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. She formerly served as vice chair on the Committee on School Initiatives.
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 was appointed vice chair of the Committee on School Initiatives in 2021.
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 counties.