In a Class of Her Own
Emily Senko Davis '03 was selected as a Washington Fellow by the U.S. Department of Education, making her one of only three teachers nationwide to receive this honor for the 2013-14 school year. Davis was assigned to the department's Office of Education Technology, where she led teacher outreach around professional learning and technology. In addition, she also worked with government leaders and other stakeholders in shaping national education policy,
Prior to being named a Washington Fellow, Davis served as a seventh- and eighth-grade Spanish teacher at Pacetti Bay Middle School in St. Augustine, Fla. Working with English language learners is one of Davis' passions and has been since she was a student at Le Moyne.
In her application for the fellowship, Davis wrote the following:
"I have been teaching for 10 years and I still feel passionate and enthusiastic about the teaching profession. In my opinion, there is no higher calling in life and I love going to school every day and seeing the faces of my students. They inspire me to be the best educator I can be, The reason I took this fellowship was to learn more about the policies that were affecting me in my classroom on a daily basis. I wanted to be better educated and well versed in policy so that I could share my insight with other educators as we continue to advocate for our students."