Latinx Education Collaborative

Trinity Davis, PhD

Assistant Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools

Navigating many systems to best disrupt the inequalities in education, Trinity served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, Associate Professor, and Assistant Superintendent. Knowing a majority of classroom teachers were white and female, Trinity worked to recruit Black teachers which resulted in an article in the Advocate, Recruiting Minority Teachers: Benefitting all students (2010). She led a charge to bring students of color to the College of Education to learn about the importance of being classroom teachers. She founded the Urban Suburban Experience (USE) minor to expose white teachers from rural areas to large districts. She created a guide to teaching morphemic analysis, Prerootix, for classroom teachers to increase vocabulary through Greek and Latin roots with a goal of increasing ACT scores. Trinity and her husband, Ed, developed a summer program in her hometown of Parsons, KS to teach history, morphemic analysis, and accountability to black students.

Trinity holds a Bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University, Master’s Degree from Emporia State University, and PhD from Kansas State University. She currently serves on boards for Avila University, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and she chairs the Missouri Program for Educational Renewal Operational Council.