Mr. Terrell Davis, Ed.S., is a 25-year educator and 22-year administrator. Before coming to The Independent School, he served as the Executive Director of Public Affairs and Special Projects for WPS.
Prior to this superintendent cabinet position, he served as an award-winning middle school principal at Truesdell, Dean Ray Stucky, and Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet. In 2004, Mr. Davis led Mayberry to “adequate yearly progress” for the first time in school history. He earned the “Kansas Standard of Excellence” in 2007, 2008, and 2009 at Stucky.
In addition to his academic leadership skills, Mr. Davis is an accomplished conference speaker and presenter.
Finally, Mr. Davis has advocated and lobbied for Wichitans at the Kansas and U.S. capitols. Recently, he successfully advocated for (high-density) at-risk funding and drafted, advocated and testified for his early college bill to become law. This law allows for Kansas school districts to pay tuition/books for students to take dual/concurrent college courses. Mr. Davis also crafted legislation for the “mental health pilot” and helped secure a $10MM proviso in 2018.
Since 2017, Mr. Davis has served on the Kansas state delegation to advocate in Washington, D. C., for Kansas kids; in this role, he has hosted U. S. Senators Pat Roberts (KS) and Jerry Moran (KS) and U. S. Congressperson Ron Estes (KS) in WPS.
Mr. Davis is the father of two sons: Terrell II and Cameron. He earned his Ed.S. from Oral Roberts (OK) University, M.S. Education from Newman (KS) University, and B.A. Communications and Theater Arts from Sterling (KS) College.