Druid City Living’s Teacher of the Month: Carmen Davis, Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School Featured

Druid City Living’s Teacher of the Month: Carmen Davis, Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School Carmen Davis

Over the past three decades, Carmen Davis has gotten to see her students accomplish many ‘firsts.’ Whether it is reading on their own, or successfully grasping a new math concept, Davis’ influence in those feats sticks with her students their whole lives. 

“Learning and curiosity are what keep life interesting,” Davis said. “My students see me learning something new every day, especially in technology, which they sometimes have to teach me.”

Davis currently teaches first grade at Faucett-Vestavia Elementary - the same school she attended as a child growing up in Tuscaloosa. While she spent a few short years teaching in Los Angeles, California, the bulk of her career has been at her own alma mater. 

Throughout her career, Davis has met and worked with not only students, but the parents of students from a wide range of backgrounds. Her most valuable advice remains the same: Get involved with their education, help find them find extra resources, and above all, stay positive. 

“I wish parents knew how important it is for them to be involved in their child's learning and behavior,” Davis said. “A child who reads and learns with their parents has such an advantage.”

Likewise, Davis offered her own valuable insight to the recent graduates that are about to begin their first teaching job this spring. As a graduate of the University of Alabama, and the Master’s program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, her teaching knowledge extends far beyond just the classroom. Davis’ advice isn’t about stocking up on classroom decor, or creating personalized name tags, it’s all about attitude.

“New teachers should be a good role model, well prepared, and full of excitement about what they are teaching,” Davis said.

On behalf of Druid City Living, thank you to all the amazing teachers who are working to make our community better through education. If you would like to nominate a Teacher of the Month, email their name and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

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