Lisa Davis Named Principal of McNair Middle School
Lisa Davis Named Principal of McNair Middle School
Posted on 05/31/2017
Lisa Davis

Dr. Matthew Wendt, Superintendent of Schools, has named Ms. Lisa Davis as Principal, McNair Middle School. Pending Fayetteville Board of Education approval later this month, Davis will begin her new role on July 1, 2017.

“Ms. Davis will be an excellent addition to our principal leadership team within the district,” said Dr. Wendt. “Ms. Davis’s passion for academic achievement, support for teachers, and expertise in the use of technology are such positive attributes. I am excited that she is returning to FPS.”

Ms. Davis, who currently works as an assistant principal for Springdale Public Schools, spent from 2012 to 2016 working as the Project Lead the Way and instructional technology coach at McNair Middle School. She worked as a career and technical education teacher at both Lingle Middle School in Rogers and at Woodlawn High School in Rison, Arkansas.

“I am thrilled to return to McNair Middle School as principal,” said Ms. Davis. “My heart belongs in the middle school. It is my passion to create the most effective educational experience for every young adolescent I serve, and I am so glad to be serving again in the Fayetteville Public Schools. I want to thank Dr. Wendt for this opportunity and Ms. Michelle Hayward for her support and guidance on my journey to this role.”

Ms. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Arkansas in Monticello.

McNair Middle School has received several state awards in recent years, including being named an Arkansas Diamond School to Watch and being ranked the #1 overall middle school in standardized testing by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas.

“I want to extend a personal thank you to those parents, teachers, staff members, and administrators who served on a committee to find McNair’s next principal. I appreciate the commitment and effort to assist FPS, and hope all of the McNair community joins me in celebrating the employment of a great person for a great leadership position, commented Dr. Wendt. “With 30 applicants and exceptional finalists, the district was fortunate to employ our #1 candidate. It is another great day for Fayetteville Public Schools.”