Brian Davis is a communication arts teacher at Grain Valley High School.

Brian Davis is a communication arts teacher at Grain Valley High School.

Notable

 Davis teaches Advanced Placement Literature, Lord of the Rings and creative writing.

 

 Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California-Davis and his teaching certification from California State University-Sacramento. He received a master in education degree from Park University.




Quotable

“I think I’ve always been a teacher. I was the oldest of four children and had to do plenty of instructing, if you know what I mean. I actually started out to be a math/biology teacher, but couldn’t seem to get my head around calculus.”



“If I wasn’t teaching, I think I’d be a full-time musician, or maybe a D.J. on the radio.”



Did You Know?

 Davis is a musician when he is not teaching. He balances his time between three bands – an original rock band, a 13-piece big band and a jazz/R&B band.

 

 Davis has been teaching for 20 years, 11 of which have been at Grain Valley High School. Prior to coming to Grain Valley, he taught in California, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and at Fort Osage High School.

 

 Davis is the head coach of the boys’ soccer team.




Teaching Philosophy

 Davis likes to create a safe environment, where students feel welcome and where they feel that they are part of learning. He teaches them to believe in themselves and to always ask questions.  Davis admits, he loves his job and being around the kids. He said he thinks he gets a lot of energy from the students.