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Biology Teacher Expands Minds, Interests

      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 DavidChanda2.jpg
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