The Davis school board has selected Troy Reeves as the next principal for the Da Vinci Charter Academy. Currently, she is the vice principal of the academy’s junior high program at Emerson Junior High School.
Reeves joined the Da Vinci High School teaching staff in 2008, as a teacher of political studies, American studies, journalism and yearbook. She became a lead teacher in 2010, and a vice principal in 2011. Her promotion was announced Thursday night.
Prior to coming to Davis, Reeves was a curriculum consultant and professional development teacher with “The Write Project,” which serves all schools in the Stanislaus County Office of Education, a position she held from 2001 through 2004.
She also taught in the Salida Union School District (near Modesto) from 1999 through 2001, in the Franklin-McKinley School District (in the San Jose area) from 1997 through 1999, and in the Napa Unified School District in 1996-97.
Reeves attended UC Davis, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, with an emphasis on teaching and instruction, in 1995. She earned a teaching credential in English at Sonoma State in 1997, an administrative services credential in 2011, and a master’s degree in educational administration through National University in 2012.
Reeves was not present at Thursday’s school board meeting, but Da Vinci graduate Katie Wynne came to the microphone and said, “I had the pleasure of being in Troy’s English class. She runs a tight ship and she will be a great principal.”
Wynne, a former student representative on the Davis school board, attends George Washington University and is home on summer break.