Judy Davies, M.Ed., is an elementary teacher (currently teaching 2nd grade at McCornack Elementary) with a Reading Recovery certification and Reading Endorsement. Throughout her career, Judy has centered her approach to teaching on the philosophy that representation matters. Her deepest professional pride comes from helping students develop a lifelong love of reading in seeing themselves centered in authentic literature and by using powerful literature (social justice) to facilitate students in finding their voices. Her hope is to lay the foundation of having her students read critically to be civically engaged citizens.
A polyglot fluent in Arabic, Armenian, French, and English, Judy's family moved to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon, when she was in her teens—giving Judy the lived experience of adapting to an unknown, dominant culture at a formative age. When not in the classroom, Judy enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog Ginger, and enjoying a good cup of tea with loved ones.