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mary-davis-dana-center-staffMary F. Davis
Professional Learning and Implementation Specialist

Phone: 512.232.2260

Dana Center Role

Mary develops and facilitates professional learning and technical assistance with K–12 educators and administrators to catalyze school improvements that increase student success in mathematics and advance college-and career-readiness goals.

Mary is working in a state-wide high school mathematics formative assessment initiative in New Mexico and as a mathematics leader in the Texas NSI network in North Texas. She has recently written and edited content for, including middle school MathCuts. Previously at the Center, Mary served as the project lead for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and helped implement the state wide content leader work in Louisiana.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Prior to this current role, Mary was the Implementation Director for Think Through Math for every K-Algebra student in Texas.

Mary has also served as a math director and author for a small publishing company in Texas; successfully coached a high school in Sandy Springs, GA while supporting new standards implementation; and was part of a whole-school reform team with Pearson School Achievement Services in two SIG (School Improvement Grant) high schools in Dekalb County, GA.

Mary also had the opportunity to teach 6–12 grade mathematics in Garland ISD and Judson ISD in Texas, and she is still certified to return to the secondary math classroom.


B.B.A., Marketing, Texas A&M University

Selected Presentations

Real classrooms with real opportunities for shared learning. Presented at the California Mathematics Council Northern Section annual conference, Pacific Grove, CA (December 2019). 

Using mathematical processes to “Reach for the STAARS” (sessions for elementary and secondary). Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Fort Worth, TX (July 2017) and Houston, TX (July 2018).

Our continuing secondary mission: Effective teaching; ensuring students learn math to boldly change the way we teach (sessions for elementary and secondary). Presented at CAMT, Fort Worth, TX (July 2017) and Houston, TX (July 2018).

Teaching high school students to speak the language of mathematics. Presented at the 50th National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (April 2018).

Teaching high school students to speak the language of mathematics (Part 1). Presented at the 49th NCSM Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (April 2017).

Professional Memberships

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics

Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics