Franklin H. Davis

Title: Secondary Educator (Retired)
Company:  North Country Union High School
Location:  Derby Line, Vermont, United States

Franklin H. Davis, retired secondary educator for North Country Union High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in secondary education.

Over the course of four decades, Mr. Davis found success as an educator by employing two key tactics: teaching the whole student rather than just teaching subject matter and truly listening to understand what another person is saying rather than just to respond. In doing so, he has been afforded many opportunities to positively impact education in his tenure. Notably in his career, Mr. Davis was able to experience academia from both the teaching and administrative sides of the coin, which enabled him to bring a unique perspective to each role that he took on. Now retired, he concluded his career as a teacher for the North Country Union High School in Newport, VT. He served in this role since 1983, having previously excelled as a teacher for Stowe High School, as a teacher for the Peoples Academy, as an assistant principal for the Rogue River High School, and as a teacher and assistant principal intern for the Alameda Junior High School.

Mr. Davis entered his profession because he felt that the best way to serve people was to educate them. His goal has always been to make people strong and independent through education. To prepare for his career, he earned an Associate of Arts in accounting from the City University of New York in 1966, a Bachelor of Arts in history from Adelphi University in 1969 and a Master of Education from Idaho State University in 1978. A certified teacher and principal, Mr. Davis notably took on career endeavors as a member of the Vermont Governor’s Teacher Advisory Forum, member of the Vermont Education Association, member of the Vermont Social Studies Council, and member of Who’s Who of American Teachers. In his retirement, Mr. Davis has given back in his industry as a mentor and advisor in his field. Additionally, he works as a private counselor for parolees and probationers in the State of Vermont. As he looks ahead to the future, he intends to continue in this work while pursuing passion projects that interest him.

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