Tom Colwell (Principal): Tom Colwell has been a teacher and Administrator in Aldine ISD for 27 years. He began teaching Language Arts at Drew Middle School before transferring to Teague Middle School. He assisted in opening Nimitz Ninth Grade School and served as Skills Specialist, Assistant Principal and Principal at that school. He also served as Principal at Carver Magnet High School and has been the Principal at Davis High School since it was established in 2012.
Marcie Jones Strahan received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Physical Education from Jarvis Christian College in 1995. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Health and Kinesiology in 1998 from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Master's Degree in Counseling in 2001 from Sam Houston State University. She began her teaching career in 1995 Longview ISD. She served as a special education teacher and coach at MacArthur High School before spending 14 years as a counselor at MacArthur 9th Grade, MacArthur High School and W.T. Hall Center for Education. Marcie Jones Strahan became an assistant principal at Davis High School in 2013.
Ricky Duncan. As a product of Aldine Independent School District, Mr. Duncan began his educational career 17 years ago as an assistant band director at his alma mater, MacArthur Senior High School. With a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts/Music) Degree from Texas Southern University and Master of Education (Educational Administration) Degree from Prairie View A & M University, Mr. Duncan has continued pursuing his personal quest for learning and searching for answers to address how children best learn. Over the course of his educational pathway, Mr. Duncan has served in the capacity of Director of Bands in Houston ISD and Fort Bend ISD. He began his administrative journey in Spring ISD, and re-joins the Aldine ISD family by way of The Woodlands Preparatory School, Tomball, TX, where he served as the Dean of Students.
Timothy K Price: Dr. T. K. Price, Sr. holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration both from Prairie View A & M University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics w/ Emphasis in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Price also holds professional educator certification as a Principal EC-12 and in Visual Art 6-12. After working many years in the private sector, Dr. Price made the decision to become a teacher and serve the parents and students of the North Forest ISD. He taught Visual Art at North Forest High School for five years before being selected as an Assistant Principal. After two years as an Assistant Principal at NFHS, Dr. Price was selected to become a member of the inaugural staff at Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Senior High School as an Assistant Principal. Dr. Price is entering his fifth year as an Assistant Principal here at Davis High School. In his role at Davis, Dr. Price has many leadership responsibilities that include facilitating collaborative planning with teachers, managing the school student behavior plan, supervising the Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Athletics departments along with conferencing with parents and students. Dr. Price is also the Campus Behavior Coordinator at Davis High School.
John Bathke. This is my third year as an assistant principal here at Davis High School. This is my 14th year in education. I have had a wide range of educational experiences that have helped me to become a better educator. I started off in college at Baylor University as an assistant in a pre-kindergarten classroom of 3 and 4 year olds. After graduation, I started working in Spring ISD where I taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade. I also coached 7th grade basketball and 8th grade football. After three years, I decided to continue my career in Spring Branch ISD. For the next seven years, I worked as a 5th grade teacher. During this time, I went back to school and got my master’s degree from the University of Houston in Administration and Supervision. I also had the opportunity to run summer school programs for 3 summers. I came to Aldine as an RTI coordinator at Reed Intermediate school in August of 2013 and moved up to assistant principal here at Davis in June of 2014.
Alvin Ardley a native of Florida started his career in education in Houston ISD. While in Houston ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Instructional Coordinator, and Assistant Principal at multiple HISD campuses. Prior to leaving Houston ISD, he was an Administrator assigned to 3rd-5th grades leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at Houston Gardens Elementary. With a focus on students and student achievement combined with high expectations, he was instrumental in leading Houston Gardens to achieving TEA’s highest accountability rating of Exemplary status from 2008-2013. In 2013, he moved to Aldine ISD as a sixth-grade math teacher at Wilson Intermediate. Mr. Ardley became an Assistant Principal at Davis Senior High school in 2014. Mr. Ardley holds a bachelor’s degree in education/ public administration from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University. In addition to education, Mr. Ardley is a retired Major in the United States Army. In his last assignment, he served as a Branch Chief of Administrative Services supporting 2,700 AC, RC, and AGR Soldiers and civilians in eight states.
Dr. Stefanie Bush: As a public educator and leadership professional with over twenty years of experience in the field of teaching and learning, Dr. Stefanie Bush has proven leadership skills grounded in integrity, strong ethics, and the energy to influence and build responsive, professional learning teams focused on continuous achievement. With an outstanding record in designing innovative programs that increase student success, teacher satisfaction and employee motivation, Bush specializes in adolescent literacy, college readiness, and motivating reluctant learners. Bush’s belief in the importance of education to produce informed, responsible citizens that are prepared to achieve career goals guides her leadership vision. As a skilled facilitator and national trainer with a diversified background, Bush has been recognized and awarded for creating stimulating and interactive learning environments, encouraging participation, and providing effective, clear, and concise information in formats that promote learning for all.
Dr. Kanisha Wiley, is a proud product of Aldine ISD. After graduating from Aldine Senior High School in 1994 and pursuing her undergraduate degree in education from Texas A&;M University in 1998, she immediately returned to Aldine HS to begin teaching. Dr. Wiley spent 8 years in the classroom before moving to Aldine Ninth Grade School to serve as their testing coordinator for 3 years. After earning her master’s degree in Education Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2008, Dr. Wiley began her administrative career as an assistant principal at Aldine Ninth Grade. She spent two years working with 5th and 6th graders at Stehlik Intermediate School before accepting her current position as assistant principal at Davis Senior High School. In 2014, Dr. Wiley earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University and was honored with the Selma Greenberg Dissertation Award for her study on African American Female Superintendents in the State of Texas. Dr. Wiley currently serves as the assistant principal over campus improvement and works diligently to ensure that the students at Davis High School engage in meaningful, rigorous, and standards-based instruction. In addition to her main role, Dr. Wiley is also the administrator over the Davis High School Cheer and Dance programs, the ESL program, and the First Year Teacher’s Mentor program.