Joe Davis serves as Chair of the Florida Afterschool Network and is also Chief of the Bureau of Family and Community Outreach at the Florida Department of Education.
Davis began his career teaching English, exceptional student education, and American History at Augusta Raa Middle School, in Tallahassee, for nearly ten years.
As a teacher, he enlisted the services of parents, families, businesses, government agencies, and community leaders, and encouraged them to become more involved in the educational process in order to positively impact student achievement.
Davis has worked nationally as an education consultant, primarily assisting schools with the school improvement process, and has served the Florida Department of Education since 2002. During his time at the Department, Davis has coordinated family literacy programs, conducted parent involvement trainings, and directed afterschool programs. As Bureau Chief, he currently oversees the offices of Safe Schools, Dropout Prevention, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Faith and Community-Based Outreach, Parental Involvement, Awards and Recognition for Community Outreach, and Volunteer Coordinators.
Davis’ commitment to Florida’s children and families has resulted in several awards, including a statewide “Award of Excellence” from the Florida Afterschool Alliance, an Honorary Life Membership in the Florida PTA, and Fellow status with the Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Institute (JTI).
Davis attended Florida State University.