During her short tenure as a biology teacher at Huntsville High School, Chanda Davis has pursued several professional development options to better prepare her to reach her ninth graders.
After earning a biology degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 1997, Davis taught biology and chemistry at Butler High School for three years (1999-2002). She also was the honors life science instructor for Hampton Cove Middle School for seven years. In May 2000, Davis earned the
master’s degree in biology education from Alabama A&M University, and she is currently working on the Ed.S. degree at AAMU with a special focus on project-based learning/biology.
Among her numerous honors are: Huntsville City Schools Teacher of the Year (2009-10); PTA Teacher of the Year (2009); recipient of National Board Certification in the area of Science/Early Adolescence; Alabama Presidential Math and Science Award finalist; recipient of more than $100,000 in grants for classroom science research; and many others.
Davis was a member of Huntsville Leadership Connect Class 10 and has been a cooperating teacher for students at AAMU, Athens State University, and UAH. She works closely with A&M’s food science department to assist with biotechnology and STEM research.
Moreover, the married mother of three has practicing real estate for over a decade, became an Alabama Real Estate Broker, and was recently certified to be a real estate instructor.
by Jerome Saintjones