Dr. Elna Davis

The Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Elna Davis as the lone finalist in its search for a new superintendent. Dr. Davis is currently serving as the Grand Prairie ISD’s Area Superintendent. Dr. Davis is a dedicated, forward-thinking, and goal-oriented professional with 26 years of educational experience, 17 of which are campus and cabinet level central office administration, focusing on curriculum development and alignment to ensure all students achieve at the highest levels and all leaders reach their highest potential. Dr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in 2017. She has held a number of positions in public education including Classroom Teacher, Elementary Director, Elementary Executive Director, Assistant Principal, Chief of Schools, and Area Superintendent. Before being appointed Area Superintendent, she served as the Chief of Schools. According to state law, the school board must wait 21 days before offering her a contract. When hired, she will be the first female superintendent in the District’s history.