Terrence Davis, Keys to Success: Early Exposure, Constant Iteration and Community Ownership

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In this episode, Terrence Davis, the Superintendent for the Beaumont Unified School District speaks with love as he describes the Beaumont community. His genuine bond with the Beaumont community stems from the community’s investment in the district’s students. He discusses the necessity of providing students with earlier exposure to college readiness. He also emphasizes the critical importance of constantly innovating within education by constantly iterating. With an eye toward the future of education, Terrence truly gets it.



About Terrence Davis


Davis has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach, and his master’s degree in Special Education from National University. He has also been with BUSD since 2012. Prior to that, he worked at Temecula Valley and Alvord Unified school districts.


He is honored to be the Superintendent and looks forward to continuing to serve Beaumont’s students, staff, and community. Terrence is deeply committed to the success and the safety of every student. He is actively involved and visible throughout the community and in its schools. This reflects how valuable the Beaumont staff and community members are to him. Terrence believes in empowering community voices to be an integral part to the success of the community’s students.



About Beaumont Unified School District


Beaumont is located in the central part of Riverside County in Southern California. The District proudly serves over 9,500 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one comprehensive high school, one alternative high school, and one adult education program. The District has developed a well-­earned reputation for providing highly regarded educational and county­-leading extracurricular programs in order to meet the demands of our talented students.


The district’s outstanding educational programs emphasize that students must develop lifelong skills and learn how to integrate them into higher order thinking abilities which involves critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, character, and citizenship. The district prides itself on listening to different perspectives, challenging assumptions and creating a climate where it uses information to enhance the lives of our students, staff, and community.



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