Dixie Davis was born and raised in Elkton, Virginia located in the eastern part of Rockingham County. She attended Rockingham County Public School system and was the first in a family of 10 children to attend college. Her undergraduate and master’s studies were from James Madison University earning degrees in elementary education and education administration. Davis earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Her passion lies in supporting and preparing disadvantaged first generation students for college. Being a disadvantaged first generation student, Davis is dedicated to using her life story and hard work to break barriers and cycles for first generation college students.

In her educational career, Davis has taught several grades levels and subjects at the elementary and middle schools. For her first teaching assignment, Davis returned to the elementary school she attend, Elkton Elementary teaching 5th grade. After many years of teaching, Davis moved into leadership roles serving at the district and building levels. Davis has been an assistant principal and principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Additionally, she has taught courses for Shenandoah University in the Department of Education.

Davis resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia with her husband, Tom. She has two children: Charity and Kris and five grandchildren: Devon, Mikayla, Noah, Dean and Maddie. She enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, quilting and watching the Redskins, Cavaliers and JMU DUKES!!!

 

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