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Ann Davis (NC '96)


At the time of the Award, Ann Davis was:

Baskerville Elementary School
Rocky Mount, NC

Subject(s) taught: Gifted
Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

After many years at the elementary level teaching French, Title I reading and technology to fourth and fifth graders, including academically gifted students, and after working as testing coordinator, Ann Davis spent two years at the middle school level teaching eighth-grade English before making one more leap to high school AP and IB English and French. Davis earned National Board Certification in 1996 and recently completed the renewal process. She is thrilled to say she will now be an NBCT through 2018! As a charter officer of the Nash-Rocky Mount Council of the International Reading Association and board member of the North Carolina Reading Association, Davis has continued to initiate projects and programs to promote literacy throughout her community.

Personal Message

Salut, fellow Milkens! Though a number of years have passed since my exciting trip to MFF in CA, I still feel the passion for teaching that I have felt every day (and year) I've had the privilege of being in the profession. How fortunate we are to be educators! No matter what new program or curriculum initiative comes along, nothing will ever impact our day in the classroom as much as 1) our desire to be right where we are, 2) our dedicated passion for piquing the curiosity and interest of the minds in our trust, and 3) our own delight in the discovery of what we are learning along this eductional journey called teaching.

Ann Davis In The News

National Foundation Marks Anniversary of Teacher's Award
Rocky Mount Telegram  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  Rocky Mount, NC

I Went to My Former Kindergarten Student’s Wedding and I Cried
Education Post  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  Chicago, IL

How School Leadership Can Make or Break a Teacher’s Decision to Stay in the Classroom
Education Post  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  Chicago, IL

I Never Thought I’d Become a Teacher. Here’s How My Mom Changed My Mind.
Education Post  |  Sep 20, 2016  |  Chicago, IL

Additional Information


2012 Pet Partners (Delta Society) Therapy Animals

2012 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Mu Chapter, Secretary

2012 R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs)

2012 North Carolina Reading Association, Area Director

2011 Nash-Rocky Mount Reading Council, Vice-President

1992 Charter Officer, Nash-Rocky Mount Council of the International Reading Association


2012 "Kids, Dogs, and Reading", NCRA Conference

2000 -2006 Presenter, Multiple Conferences on Gifted Education

1996 -2003 Presenter (multiple conferences) on Technology and Reading

1993 Presenter, Multiple Conferences on Reading and Compensatory Education

"Kids, Dogs, and Reading", NCRA Conference


2008 ECU Centennial Alumni Honoree

1996 NRMS Elementary Teacher of the Year

1994 NC Association of Compensatory Educators Teacher of the Year


1989 NC Certified in: Elementary Ed, K-6, Gifted Ed, K-12, French K-12, English 9-12; and NBCT 1998-2018

1980 Diplôme Supérieur (Mention très honorable), Lausanne, Switzerland

East Carolina University, B.A.

Canine Therapy/Dogs in Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, French Language, English Instruction