Fia Davis, Presenter/Coach | The Breakthrough Coach

Fia Davis, Presenter/Coach

Pathways College Preparatory School, Principal, NY and Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts, Founding Principal, NYC

Fia Davis has been an educator for 20 years. In 2006, she founded and opened a brand new performing arts high school in Harlem, NY, where she served as Principal for nine years.

Ms. Davis began her career in 1996 as a high school English teacher at East New York Family Academy in Brooklyn, NY. Understanding that people are only limited by the restrictions they place on themselves, she joined the national leadership training organization New Leaders for New Schools in 2005 and became a New York City school administrator. In 2006, she brought the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) to fruition.

Ms. Davis began using The Breakthrough Coach Management Methodology™ in 2006. Since then, UASPA's college acceptance rate has risen to 95%, its graduation rate for students with disabilities is nearly double the NYC average, and the 18-month college retention rate for her graduates is 86%.

Ms. Davis holds a B.A. in English and Africana Studies from the University at Albany-SUNY, an M.A. from New York University in Secondary Education in English, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Pace University, in partnership with New Leaders for New Schools. Ms. Davis is currently serving as principal of Pathways College Preparatory School (An Early College School serving grades 6 - 12).