Following a special meeting July 31, the Edmond board of education named Debreon Davis principal of Edmond North High School. The leadership position at North became open when Jason Pittenger resigned earlier this month to accept a position at the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Davis has served as an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School since 2012. From 2008-2012 she served as a business teacher, student council advisor and assistant basketball coach at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

“Students love Debreon Davis,” said Superintendent Bret Towne.  “They sense her deep commitment to them and her willingness to help meet their needs. In addition, she is well respected by her peers, possessing a maturity and wisdom beyond her years. She has been a rising star in our district and we are confident that she will be an excellent leader at our largest high school.”

Davis says when the opportunity arose for her to apply for the head principal position at Edmond North, she jumped at the chance.

“I had a real peace about this position. There was no doubt in my mind that these are the students I have been called to serve,” she said.

Davis is a product of Edmond schools. She attended Charles Haskell Elementary School, Summit Middle School and graduated from Santa Fe High School. She comes from an Edmond family that is rooted in education and service. Her father, Darrell Davis, is a City of Edmond council member and her mother, Marti Davis, is on staff at Santa Fe High School. She is actively involved in her community serving as a board member of the Oklahoma City Dream Center, a volunteer and student mentor with Young Life and a children’s ministry volunteer at Bridgeway Church.

“Debreon’s volunteer work with Young Life has put her in contact with teens and families throughout Edmond, including many at Edmond North,” said Associate Superintendent Debbie Bendick. “Her reputation for sharing her gifts and talents with others is the very best example we can provide our Husky students as they seek to find their own true North.”

Davis has a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern Nazarene University and is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of Curriculum and Development (ASCD), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the national and state Association of Student Councils and The Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administration.