Since 2008, Dr. Michael Davis has served as Head of School of Colorado Academy, a pre-K through twelve, independent school of 965 students in southwest Denver. Prior to that, Dr. Davis served as Head of Upper School at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a boarding-day school in Austin, Texas. Dr. Davis recently served on the board of a charter school. Known for his subject-matter expertise, he has been a presenter at the National Association of Independent Schools, INDEX, and Association of Colorado Independent Schools conferences on topics such as 21st Century Learning, Experiential Education and Risk Management, School Finances, and Using Mindfulness to Improve School Culture. Davis serves on the Association for Colorado Independent Schools Accreditation Committee, chairing and co-chairing school evaluation teams and establishing school standards. Still in the classroom, Dr. Davis teaches courses in history and leadership including “The Vietnam War,” the “War on Terror,” “Leadership and Ethics,” and “Life, Leadership, and Legacy.” An alumnus of the College of Wooster, Dr. Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned degrees in history and religious studies before completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, where his academic work focused on Cold War American foreign policy.