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Misty Davis Named New Principal of DAEP

APRIL 27, 2023 - Hutto ISD is proud to announce the appointment of Misty Davis, M.Ed. as Principal of the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). Davis is currently serving as the 7th Grade Assistant Principal at Hutto Middle School. 

Davis has also served as Associate Principal and Assistant Principal at Hutto High School during her time at Hutto ISD. Prior to her arrival in Hippo Nation, she taught English Language Arts at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville ISD and taught English Language Arts and served as a Reading Specialist in Austin ISD.

"I realize each day we are leading all students by example," said Davis. "Whether we realize it or not, or whether it's positive or negative, we are influencing those around us. I accept the opportunity as a privilege to influence some of our most vulnerable students, and lead them into a brighter future. Thank you Hippo Nation for this opportunity. #Unidos #BetterTogether"
"Ms. Davis will do an amazing job as the new DAEP Principal," said Superintendent Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas. "The campus serves some of the most at-risk students in the district who need guidance and redirection. She was the ideal candidate based on her experience at the high school and middle school levels. We look forward to her leadership at the DAEP! I also want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Christian, the current principal, who will retire at the end of the school year. He's done a superb job with the students and the staff at the DAEP!" 

Davis attended Concordia University where she received her Master of Education in School Administration in 2016. She obtained a Master of Education in Reading Literacy from Benedictine University in Illinois in 2011. She received her teacher certification from Huston-Tillotson University in 2007. For her undergrad, she attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Reading in 2003.

Davis's favorite quote is, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B.F Skinner