Davis is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught Elementary School for 17 years. In 2005 she opened Kids For Kids Academy Preschool where she teaches the families in the school how to raise empathic children, concepts outlined in her book, You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference (www.teachkidskindess.com). She also teaches preschoolers science in the school science lab. Beth Davis has written curriculum as well as books for teachers. She is the author of Hands On Minds On Preschool: A Blueprint to The World Of Science and Math For Young Children and Super Science Sleuths: Hands On Labs For Elementary Kids. She has also implemented and instructed lead teacher trainings and has served on expert panels for the Florida Department of Education. Additionally, Mrs. Davis has taught science classes for pre service teachers at Barry University. She is the founder of Kids 4 Kids, Inc. a non-profit organization that teaches children to that they can change the world through their acts of kindness. Since 1996, Kids 4 Kids (www.kids4kids.org) has provided backpacks filled with school supplies and books for over 90,000 underprivileged children.
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State Of Florida Department of Education Beginning Teacher of The Year (1989-1990) Sallie Mae Beginning Teacher of The Year (Dade County 1989-1990) Hunger Project Profile Teacher Ending Hunger (1991) Miami Dade County Public Schools Elementary Mathematics Teacher of The Year (1994-1995) Jack Gordon Elementary Science Teacher Of The Year (1995-1996)(1996-1997)(1997-1998) Florida Marlins Community Hero (Threw out the 1st pitch at the 1997 World Series) Stephen P. Clarke Children's Award Honorable Mention (May 1997) Region VI Finalist Teacher Of The Year (1997-1998) Guest Appearance- The Cosby Show CBS (1999) United Way American Values Award Recipient (1999) National Science Teacher Association Presidential Science Award State Finalist (2001) Eckerd 100 Salute To Women-one of 100 women nationwide (2001) Princess Cruises Hearts of Gold Winner (2001) United Way Essie Silva Community Builder Finalist (2002) Tamiami Airport Business Association Community Leader Award (2003) Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention Educator Recognition Award (2003) Dade County Science Teachers Assoc. Elementary Science Teacher of The Year (2004-2005) Science Presidential Award State Finalist (2005) Florida International University Alumni Assoc. Torch Award For Service to the Community (2005)) Florida International University Entrepreneur of The Year (2008) Jack D. Gordon Elementary Volunteer of The Year (2009) Neighbors 4 Neighbors 20 Year Award Winner for Community Involvement (2012)
Beth Davis is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught Elementary School for 17 years. She was an elementary Science Lab Teacher designing and implementing Hands On Labs for Elementary Students. Davis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education from FIU, a Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching Speakers of Other Languages) from Nova University and an Education Specialist Degree in Computer Education from Barry University.
Professional Service, Leadership Roles, Workshops Presented Education Alternatives Inc. (1994-1995) Whole Math Cadre/Staff Development Specialist/ Teacher Trainer in Manipulative Math Eisenhower Teacher Trainer in Science, Miami Dade County Schools (1996) National Board Certified Teacher Mentor (1999-2004) Barry University (2000-2004) Adjunct Professor (Elementary Science Methods) Science Resource “Coach” (2002-2003) (Volunteered to spend one teaching day a week on loan to two struggling schools. While there, I taught science to large groups of students in their school cafeteria. Classroom teachers observed and followed up with science in their own classes. In one of the schools, I assisted in setting up an actual lab.) Florida Department of Education- (2002-2004) Assistance Plus Team Working With Failing Schools Florida Department of Education (2002-2005) -Grade 5 Science FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) Rangefinding, Rangefinding Review, and Item Review Committee Florida League of Teachers (2003-Present) Florida Department of Education (2008) VPK Standards Review Committee Member Florida Department of Education (2010) Four Year Old Standards Expert Panel Member, assisted in writing the Four Year Old Science Standards One Goal Conference (2011): Hands On Minds On Preschool & You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference