Robert Davis serves as the Director of School Performance for charter schools managed by the HHG. In this capacity, Mr. Davis focuses on ensuring continuous school improvement, resulting in high student achievement and decreasing disparity in achievement among subgroups of students. Mr. Davis also provides leadership, coaching, teacher and principal support and coordinates compliance efforts with all state and federal mandates and title programs. Mr. Davis was the founding principal of the Academy of International Studies, a charter school managed by HHG in Hamtramck, Michigan. He started his career in education after working in the automotive sector as a human resources manager. Robert joined HHG following his work in the Detroit Public Schools as a classroom teacher. Robert worked at Detroit Service Learning Academy in several capacities including classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and lead teacher. For his dedication to students, he was recognized as teacher of the year in 2004. His career at Detroit Service Learning Academy culminated with his elevation to Principal. Under his tenure, Detroit Service Learning Academy was recognized as Michigan’s first School of Excellence.
Robert has served as a former member of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Visitor’s Board. In addition, he has presented at both the Michigan School Improvement and the Michigan Academy of Public School Academies Conferences on sustaining school quality. As a charter school advocate, he has testified before the Michigan Senate Education Committee on the need to expand charter schools in Michigan. Robert earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Wayne State University in public affairs and education. He also holds a Master’s Degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations.