Collette Davis has been teaching special education for more than 30 years. She earned her degree at Moorhead State University where she also received degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology. Ms. Davis has worked in a variety of programs in the Twin Cities area including 20 years with District 287 which specializes in serving students with a variety of special education needs.
Ms. Davis is the proud parent of two children who are now grown and beginning their own careers. Because Ms. Davis has a deaf daughter of her own, she understands the world of special education from both sides of the table. She is able to help parents cope with the challenges of raising a special needs child from a parent's perspective.
Ms. Davis believes in educating the "whole" child meaning that besides teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, she strives to help children become confident and independent. Her goal is to encourage children to become adults who contribute to their community. She chose to work at DaVinci Academy because of the small, close knit community that DaVinci Academy exemplifies. DaVinci Academy is a good fit for Ms. Davis and the ideals she hopes to inspire.