Preparing students for life will be our top priority. As Superintendent of Schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools, I look forward to achieving this goal by working collectively with educators and board members to create full-option graduates. Our focus in Hillsborough County Public Schools will remain constant, as all decisions will be made with our learners in the forefront. Under my leadership, we will continue to build systems of care and leverage the knowledge from our practitioners that will allow of students to discover endless possibilities. We will work daily to provide a quality education to every student, every day, and in every classroom and prepare our students for jobs that do not exist today. Our mission will be to build productive and sustaining relationships with all students that will lead them to become vibrant impactful civic leaders.
It is an exciting time for the Hillsborough County Public Schools and I look forward to sharing this journey with each of you as we seek to become a Premier School District in America.
GOALS AND STRATEGIES
Student Learning objectives include: graduation rates, student achievement, attendance, behavior, course performance, and digital learning.
Tied to Talent Management are objectives that relate directly to HCPS employees and include: teacher effectiveness, leader effectiveness, teacher retention, leader retention, professional development, and diversity.
CULTURE & RELATIONSHIPS
The Culture & Relationships goal area is supported by objectives that include: stakeholder communication, family and community engagement, student advocacy, character development, and continuous improvement.
PROCESSES & FINANCIALS
Objectives related to Processes & Financials connect directly to district systems and resources which include: the Fund Balance, spending directed to instruction, audit results, school safety and security, customer service, process effectiveness, and operational efficiency.
Addison Davis, Superintendent
Addison Davis is the Acting Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools where he took office in March 2020. He believes in putting students’ best interests at the heart of all decision-making, goal-based management, and building a school system that embraces the entire community.
Addison Davis' experience in transforming schools has resulted in increased student achievement in large urban and mid-size suburban Florida school districts. Before arriving in Hillsborough County, he served as the Superintendent of Schools for Clay County. Under his leadership the Clay County School District had dramatic improvements across all performance metrics. Additionally, Clay County's graduation rate rose 6.4 percentage points, improving from 20th in the state to 8th.
Prior to his responsibilities as Superintendent of Schools in Clay County, he was the Chief of Schools for the Duval County Public School System which is the nation’s 20th largest school district serving over 120,000 students. He worked for Duval County Schools for eighteen years, starting as a teacher, moving to an Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director of Turnaround, Middle School Cluster Chief, and Region Superintendent.
In December of 2019, Addison Davis was named the Sunshine State Public Relations Association's 2019 Superintendent Communicator of the Year. Within his first year in Clay County, he was named a 2017-2018 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association. This award recognizes superintendents for their dynamic, fast-paced leadership and strong communication skills.
Addison Davis was born and raised in northeast Florida and has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville University. He and his lovely wife Natalie have two daughters, Madisyn and Kaitlyn.