Clara Sale-Davis

Clara Sale-Davis

Clara Sale-Davis is the chief academic officer at Brazosport Independent School District. She served as the Public Education Foundation director for the Benwood Initiative, a collaborative reform effort with the Hamilton County Schools and the Benwood Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Clara Sale-Davis

Clara Sale-Davis is the chief academic officer at Brazosport Independent School District. She served as the Public Education Foundation director for the Benwood Initiative, a collaborative reform effort with the Hamilton County Schools and the Benwood Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She also served as a school improvement consultant for Metro Nashville Public Schools. She returned to Texas to serve as the executive director for curriculum and instruction for Pasadena Independent School District.

She began her career as a classroom teacher at Jane Long Elementary in Freeport, Texas. Six years later, Clara became an assistant principal at Velasco Elementary. She then accepted a position as principal of O. A. Fleming Elementary, where she remained for three years. Her demonstrated leadership caught the attention of the superintendent, who appointed her principal of Freeport Intermediate School. She served as principal of both schools for one year and then became the principal for Freeport Intermediate School exclusively.

She served on the panel for the American Institute for Research in Washington, DC, and on the Advisory Committee on Education. She was awarded Region IV Principal of the Year (1997–98) and also received the Texas Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award. Recently, she moved back to Texas and became the executive director for curriculum and instruction for the Pasadena Independent School District.

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The Journey

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Cindy Hester, principal, York Chester Middle School, North Carolina

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