About Mr. Davies
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! This year is my fourth year with Hudson City Schools, and I am excited to share I was awarded tenure at the end of last school year. I continue to love teaching in this wonderful district, primarily because I am able to live out all of the reasons that enticed me into education in the first place. When I give praise or feedback to students I routinely hear "you're just saying that because you have to say that, you're my teacher" and I am quick to remind them that their perception couldn't be further from the truth. I genuinely care and want all of my students to feel encouraged, supported and better prepared to experience success for themselves. Student connections are critical to accomplishing this, and the climate throughout Hudson High School is all about connecting with students. Whether it's listening to their thoughts, providing constructive feedback, explaining a concept through modeling, or inspiring critical thought, I am at my best when I can foster a genuine connection through the content I am teaching. This year I will be co-teaching English 11- American Literature with Mr. Dana Keller during 1st, and 9th periods, and Mrs. Meghan Petraska during 7/8th period, and providing study and organization skills support in Study Strategies during 3rd and 5/6th periods.
Teaching is my profession, but at the end of the school day I do go home! Here is a little bit more about my personal life:
I have been an Ohio resident my entire life. Growing up in northeast Ohio has given me a love for lake-enhanced weather (especially in the winter) and a high patience level for road construction. I have a tremendous appreciation for humor and not only enjoy a good laugh, but love to bring laughter to others. Within the classroom, humor has been a great tool for me in diffusing stressful situations as well as provided opportunities to respectfully model that everyone makes mistakes and it's okay to laugh at yourself. I am passionate about my family! My wife and I have been married for 17 years and have been blessed with 4 kids- Jonathan 15, Elisabeth 13, Addison 9, and Robbie 8! Our youngest is an expert problem-solver and keeps us on our toes- literally. He has a fast growing resume that includes- locksmith, flood-inducer, escape artist, pyrotechnician, and work-injury lawyer! On a more poignant note, this is the very first year that I am teaching students the same age as my oldest child, which brings about a swirl of emotions, but mostly reminds me of how fast time truly flies. My family is very active at our church, serving within children's and adult ministries, as well as church leadership.
My Educational Background:
I graduated from Euclid Senior High School in 1998. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Cedarville University in 2002. I earned my Intervention Specialist license from Notre Dame College in 2007. In 2013 I completed my Master of Education degree from Liberty University. I am currently participating in post-graduate professional development that aligns with my content area and educational objectives.