New River Community and Technical College Professor Dr. Shirley Davis has been named 2016 College/University Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM). Davis was recognized by her peers at the annual WVCTM conference at Stonewall Resort on Mar. 11.
“Dr. Davis is an exceptional professor. Each semester, her students are inspired by her dedication, wisdom, and commitment to education,” said New River CTC President L. Marshall Washington.
Davis has taught full-time at New River Community and Technical College since 2005 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2015. She previously worked as a high school math teacher and as Midwest and National Mathematics Consultant for Merrill, McGraw-Hill, and Macmillan publishing companies.
Davis’ notification letter of her award includes accolades highlighting her outstanding service to the College and her students. She has developed, written, and now teaches a mathematics course specifically designed for students enrolled in Allied Health programs. She also launched the first Boot Camp for developmental math students that enabled students to advance successfully to receive credit toward their degree programs.
In 2012, she was privileged to travel to Amman, Jordan to work with teachers in Palestinian Refugee schools, run by the United Nations, and in a large international school that sends students to the United States for college.
“I am so fortunate to have had this 10 years at New River Community and Technical College. All of my life I have wanted to teach at the college level. New River CTC gave me the opportunity and support for a great new career after I retired from the secondary school level,” Davis said.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville), and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).