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Liz Davis


Senior Leadership Team
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Head of Middle School
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415-578-7944 x-202


B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College
M.A.T., Elementary Education, Simmons College
Teaching Credential, Elementary Education K-6, Massachusetts
Teaching Credential, Technology Integration Specialist K-12, Massachusetts
Ed.D., Education, Vanderbilt University

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Liz is entering her fifth year as Head of Middle School for AVS. Prior to working at Alta Vista, Liz served as Assistant Head of School at Synapse School in Menlo Park, a project based, K-8 independent school with a strong focus in innovation and social-emotional learning. Her previous administrative roles include Director of Curriculum at Keys School in Palo Alto and Director of Academic Technology at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA.

She has taught middle school during most of her 29 years in education, starting out as sixth grade math and science teacher. Liz serves on the board of Girls Middle School in Palo Alto, and previously served on the board of the Independent Curriculum Group. In 2013, she was selected as an NAIS Teacher of the Future and as a member of the NAIS Innovation Task Force.