Aug 24, 23


Jahara Davis grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina Central University with an undergraduate degree in English Literature. She began teaching in 2014 and in 2018 she received her 1st award for Teacher of the Year & made it to the top 9 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County by becoming the 2017-2018 PROJECT LIFT Learning Community Teacher of the Year. That same year, she won the CIAA Food Lion High School Educator Award. Davis has worked at 3 Historically Black High Schools in the state of North Carolina. Currently, she works at Hillside High School where she teaches English II, is the English Department Chair and the advisor over 3 school organizations. Davis’ motto stems from the community philosophy, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and that has inspired her catchy thematic classroom: Village University. Her students affectionately refer to her as Professor Davis. Her ability to create a culture around building positive student-teacher relationships has allowed her to be recognized from the Black SEL Non-Profit as 2022 Black SEL Awardee. Recently, she was awarded the 2023-2024 Durham Public School’s Teacher of the Year and 2023 40 Under 40 for North Carolina Central University.

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