Mr. Davis has a long and extensive association with Direct Instruction (DI). He was a member of the original team trained in Illinois and implemented the DI Follow Through model. He was the on-site consultant for the Direct Instruction Follow Through Model in Providence, Rhode Island for five years. Later, he served as the National Coordinator of the Director Instruction Follow Through Model, with responsibilities for the administration and implementation of Follow Through sites in school districts across the country.
During the 1980s, he worked as a student-teacher trainer at the University of Oregon and then as the Director of the Early Education Program at the U of O. Since joining NIFDI in 1997, he has been the Project Director for Baltimore, Guam and other sites. Having taught for several years in Oregon public schools, he served as NIFDI’s National Implementation Coordinator, coordinating the allocation of resources and providing support and oversight to all NIFDI schools until 2014.
Mr. Davis holds an Oregon Handicapped Learner Endorsement, Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certificates and Principal Certification.