Ms. Kylene Davis, STEM Lab

Dr. Kylene Lebby Davis is from Beaufort, South Carolina.   She currently teaches in the Science Laboratory at Broad River  Elementary School in Beaufort County. Dr. Davis is the daughter Attorney Hugh K. Davis and Dr. La Verne L. Davis.  She began  her teaching career in Gainesville, Florida in the Alachua County Public  School System, as a 1st/2nd grade combination teacher in a charter school.   After a year of teaching, she was hired as a Curriculum Resource Teacher. Dr. Davis was responsible for organizing, pacing and monitoring  curriculum.  She also conducted professional development trainings for  teachers on how to interpret and analyze student academic learning data,  and often held data discussion meetings with teachers.  In this position, Dr. Davis worked on the math, science and physical education district level committees, and developed math benchmark assessments for her school and the school district.    

Dr. Davis also had the opportunity to pilot an elementary school science laboratory in Gainesville, Florida.  She partnered with local community businesses and college/universities for funding and/or learning resources.  The students in her lab participated in laboratory practicums, experiments, and scientific exploration/discovery activities.  As a science laboratory instructor, she arranged local speakers in healthcare fields to speak with students; she scheduled field trips to the local aquarium, Museum, planetarium and zoo.  Dr. Davis organized school/community health fairs and school wide science fairs.  She also founded the afterschool junior scientists club for 5th grade students, and was a member of the healthy snacks initiative at her school.  She has also taught grades 1 – 4 throughout her teaching career, and has enjoyed every minute of it!  
Dr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Claflin University.  She earned a graduate assistantship to attend the University of Florida (UF), where she taught General Chemistry Lab and Lecture Sessions.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Education (with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction) from UF.  In 2015 she earned her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from South Carolina State University.  Dr. Davis recently received her Doctorate in Education (with a specialization in Educational Administration) from South Carolina State University.  Dr. Davis has a Florida Teaching Certificate, and is certified in Educational Leadership (All Levels), Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, and has an Endorsement in ESOL.  Her teaching certificate for South Carolina covers Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Elementary School Principal.    

Dr. Davis is a member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Chemistry Teachers; Association of School and Curriculum Development; National Science Teachers Association; Phi Delta Kappa; and South Carolina Science Council.  Her research interests center on the topic Data – Driven Decision Making, specifically – assessments, instructional strategies and perceptions.  She has presented at the Alachua County National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Heart of Florida Conference.  Her topic was “Data – Driven Decision Making: Making Sense of It All.” Dr. Davis loves to travel, both nationally and internationally.  She has traveled to such places as: Ghana Africa, Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.  She believes that education extends beyond the classroom; learning is not limited to pages in a textbook and that multicultural education and the study of diverse cultures prepares one to compete in a global society.