Dr. Joseph S. Davis began serving the Ferguson-Florissant School District as Superintendent on July 1, 2015. Prior to that he served as Superintendent of Washington County schools in North Carolina and Deputy Chief of Schools for Chicago Public Schools. Dr. Davis has over 24 years of experience in education starting as a bus driver before teaching middle and high school mathematics and serving as Assistant Principal and Principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Dr. Davis attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Computer Science. After receiving his teaching license through East Carolina University, Dr. Davis continued at ECU earning a Master of School Administration Degree (MSA) and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S). Afterward, he earned a second Masters Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, both from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Davis and his family live in Ferguson, Missouri where he is excited to lead the Ferguson-Florissant School District to maximize opportunities for all students based on a strong foundation of reading. Dr. Davis also serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis.