Lydia D. Davenport
Heritage Elementary School
Madison, Alabama

I am excited to be a candidate for Zone 4 Director. I am currently serving as the President of the Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators (AAESA). Through my leadership experiences with NAESP and AAESA, I have grown personally and professionally as a school leader. NAESP and the Alabama Association have influenced me to dig deeper into leadership and to grow as a leader to be an advocate for students and principals. If selected to be the Zone 4 Director, I will use my leadership experiences and talents to support the organization and to serve the members. I want to serve as a networking force to increase our membership and to let others know about the power of the principal.

Professional Experience: Principal, Heritage Elementary, ’99-present — Adjunct Professor, Athens State University, ’03-present — Assistant Principal, Liberty Middle School, ’98-’99  — Principal, Knight Enloe Elementary School, ’97-’98  — Assistant Principal, Horizon Elementary School, ’95-’97 —  Teacher, Owens Cross Roads Jr. High, ’90-’95

Professional Affiliations: NAESP, ’04-present (President, NAESP Zone 4 Southeastern Council, ’12-’13) — Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators (AAESA), ’04-present (President, ’12-’13; President-Elect, ’11-’12; Chair, Fall Instructional Conference, ’11-’12; Vice President, ’10-’11; Membership Chair, ’09-’10)  — Alabama National Leaders Conference, ’12-’13  — AAESA District X, Vice-President, ’12-’13  

Professional Honors: NAESP National Mentor Principal Coach, ’12-present — Alabama National Distinguished Principal, ’10 — Alabama Alfa Insurance Principal of the Month, ’10 — NAESP National Principal Mentor Certificate, ’08-present

Education: Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, ’01 —  Educational Specialist/AA Certificate, Educational Leadership, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, ’96 —  M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, ’94 — M.Ed., Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University, ’90 — B.A., Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University, ’86