I have known Lisa Davis for about six years.  Lisa Davis is a staunch leader and advocate for excellence in public education and excellence in the development and implementation of provincial policy on education.  She provides exceptional leadership in the work of advocating for the delivery of improved educational programming and accountability in the public school system.   


In Lisa’s work as an education advocate, both as a former President with the Calgary Association Of School Councils ( CAPSC ) and as founder of the organization Kids Come First, she has dedicated her time to advocating for a common and shared vision of a program of studies and curriculum that will ensure student learning needs are achieved. 


She has successfully challenged both government and school boards to rethink the way mathematics curriculum and instruction is developed and delivered in the district and across the province.  Some of this work has been done through meetings with Premiers, Ministers of Education and school boards, while other work has been done by bringing content and pedagogical experts into the discussion.  She has also supported CAPSC and Kids Come First along with other organizations to ensure parents and classroom teachers are part of the discussion .  It is clearly evident that Lisa is committed to and is making a difference for student learning, not only in Calgary schools, but for students attending schools across the province.

Dean Lindquist, Ed. D.,

Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Program and System Support, Alberta Education
Currently Superintendent of Schools, SD71 (Comox Valley)