Maplewood’s New Assistant Principal Brings a Wealth of Experience

“In order for students to be successful we have to build strong readers and writers.” -Ms. Michelle Davis
“In order for students to be successful we have to build strong readers and writers.” -Ms. Michelle Davis

The Board of Education is proud to have appointed Ms. Michelle Davis as the Assistant Principal at Maplewood Intermediate School.  Ms. Davis, who will assume the position vacated by our new Supervisor of Curricular Services, Dr. Alison Bruno, brings 23 years of teaching and leadership experience to the Assistant Principal’s role. 

Ms. Davis started her career as a secondary English teacher at Finley Middle School in Huntington before moving into administration. Starting as a department chairperson, she became an ELA director for Grades K-12 and was also an assistant principal in a first- and second-grade building in the Westbury School District.

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher from a young age,” said Ms. Davis.  “I feel that everything I have done professionally has helped me connect to teaching, both students, and teachers alike, as I enjoy providing training and professional development.” Ms. Davis received training at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and will use this experience to bring support to teachers as they move towards a balanced literacy approach in the classroom. “Balanced literacy will help our teachers access each student so they can build on their skills and allow individualized instruction as they move forward to practice and enhance their reading and writing skills.” 

As Assistant Principal of Maplewood, Ms. Davis feels that her experience as an English teacher will be an important facet when working with teachers who have a student who may be struggling.  As an English teacher, she truly believes that literacy is the foundation for everything that we do.  “In order for students to be successful we have to build strong readers and writers,” said Ms. Davis. “Working on their skills to help them develop a love for reading will help students excel in all areas of their academics.”

Our new Assistant Principal will be supporting students and their teachers helping ensure they have what they need to be successful, as well as an available resource to facilitate a happy and safe environment in which the students enjoy coming to school. Our Board of Education Vice President Laura Carey points with pride to Ms. Davis’ impeccable credentials and predicts wonderful things for the new member of our district’s administrative team.