Elisabeth Davis joins E3 Strategic Solutions as a veteran educator with 25+ years of successful experience in public education. Her expertise includes the areas of curriculum and instructional design, professional learning design and implementation, college and career readiness pathway development, courses of study standards alignment and implementation, leadership development, and strategic planning.
Elisabeth has had a variety of successful teaching, coaching, and leadership experiences in public schools, the Alabama State Department of Education, and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). She served 25 years as a public educator and retired in December 2022 to work with a federal grant as the Internship/STEM Series Coordinator at Faulkner University. During her career in public education, she served 18 years as a school leader in the positions of assistant principal, curriculum specialist, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Prior to her retirement, she served her last 4 years as the Assistant State Superintendent for Student Learning for the Alabama State Department of Education where she had direct oversight for the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI), the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), Instructional Services, Education Technology, and Professional Learning.
In addition, she has served on numerous advisory boards, committees, funding initiatives such as a tax referendum renewal, and other efforts for both nonprofit and community organizations. A few examples include serving as a board member and/or chairperson for the Alabama Cognia Advisory Board Committee, Governor’s STEM Council, Governor’s Computer Science Advisory Council (CSAC), the Alabama Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (AASCD) Board, Region 7 Comprehensive Center (R7CC) Governing Board, and Leadership Barbour Board Member.
She has led several strategic planning and accreditation efforts in her former school systems, including Shelby County, Tuscaloosa City, Pelham City, and Eufaula City Schools. She also has several experiences with a variety of teaching and learning initiatives aligned to state and federal regulations including course of study standards development and implementation, high-quality instructional materials and textbook alignment, assessment and accountability protocol, four-year planning, academic guide development, student engagement strategies, virtual programs/schools development, and implementation of evidence-based instructional practices.
Elisabeth has various experiences working with graduate programs in Educational Leadership at The University of Alabama, Samford University, and The University of Montevallo. Examples include presentations on designing and implementing effective professional learning frameworks, serving as a guest lecturer, and serving on dissertation committees. She has also served frequently as a guest speaker on leadership, instructional design, and various educational topics at the local, state, and national levels.
Dr. Davis earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English Language Arts (ELA) from Jacksonville State University. She holds a M.S. in Education with a concentration in ELA and an Educational Leadership Certification from The University of Alabama in Birmingham. In addition, she earned an Ed. S. from the University of Montevallo and Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Samford University.