Dr. Scott Davis, superintendent in Rusk Independent School District in Rusk, Texas, has been named by the Board of Trustees as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of the Crosby Independent School District. Davis will replace Dr. Keith Moore who resigned in January.
Under state law, Crosby ISD must wait 21 days before confirming him as the district’s next superintendent. Davis is expected to begin his contract in Crosby ISD on July 1.
“The superintendent’s job is very demanding. Over the next few years, it will become even more so with the continued focus on student achievement, student safety, new legislative demands and funding issues that need to be resolved,” said Carla Windfont, board president. “As a board, we were looking for someone who will become a part of this wonderful community and take this district and its students to the next level of achievement. We believe we found that person in Dr. Davis.”
Davis said, “I am excited to be a part of the Crosby ISD family. Kids are an amazing gift and, as their shepherd, their protection remains a priority. Teachers are quite simply the greatest group of miracle workers I’ve ever known. We will love, protect and guide our children to be the best versions they can realize in 18 years. Everything else and everyone else in Crosby ISD joins forces to serve our children and teachers. That’s where the magic happens every day. The classrooms are sacred spaces where we will honor the teachers’ craft and expect kids to work as agents of their own learning. “
Davis said he has built his career on providing “hope” to the students and community for the past 25 years in education. He began his career in Lockhart ISD as an English teacher and coach. He moved to Lamesa ISD in the Panhandle of Texas, where he served as an assistant high school principal, principal and superintendent. He moved to Rusk as superintendent in 2012. Davis graduated high school in Three Rivers, Texas, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, in 1991. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees from Texas Tech University in 2004 and 2012, respectively.
“I’ve known hundreds of fine educators over the years. When Kristie and I found Crosby ISD, we both knew it would be an amazing place to live, serve, guide and join with many outstanding people who love kids and want to create a better future for all of them. We’re excited and can’t wait to get to know the school district and its people.”
Davis’ wife, Kristie, is also an educator and has served as a teacher, counselor and campus administrator. They are parents of Quade, a Marion County Sherriff’s Deputy, and Kylie who is attending Tyler Junior College with plans to go into the medical profession.