LANSING – The Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) today announced the growth of its leadership team with the addition of Dr. Brian Davis as the new Associate Executive Director for Professional Learning.
Davis’ role, which formally begins on July 1, 2021, will focus on the development and implementation of several MASA programs, including mentor coaching, the Horizon Leadership Academy, the New Superintendents Leadership Academy, and the growth of the Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs.
“We are so excited to welcome Brian to the MASA team – he is a phenomenal leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas for how we can continue to support our members and their professional growth,” said MASA Executive Director Dr. Tina Kerr. “He is also a familiar face for our members, having served most recently the MASA Executive Board and as a mentor coach to new superintendents. He will be a great addition to our staff as we continue to work toward re-engaging the educator pipeline, rethinking the future of education in Michigan, and supporting the work and professional growth of our members across the state.”
Davis is retiring at the end of the school year from Holland Public Schools after serving as an administrator in the district for 21 years, 13 as superintendent. He has experience in rural, urban, and suburban school districts in the various roles of teacher, counselor, principal, assistant superintendent of instruction/school improvement, and superintendent. He is currently a member of MASA’s Executive Board and the Middle Cities Education Association Board of Directors, as well as MASA’s Professional Growth and Leadership Committee and Strategies for a New Educational Landscape (SNEL) workgroup, and MDE’s New Better Normal Workgroup.
Davis has collaborated with MASA to develop programming for district leaders, including MASA’s Mentor Coaching Cadre. He is a former MASA Council Member and President of Region 3. He also served as a professional judgment approach panelist for the Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative. Davis was named MASA’s Superintendent of the Year in 2011.
He has a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Educational Research, Leadership and Technology.
“I am excited to join the MASA team in this capacity to give back to an organization that has assisted in my growth as a leader,” Dr. Davis said. “Growing future superintendents and supporting current school leaders is critical to our profession.”