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Principal , educational consultant

Deborah Radford Alexander-Davis was American principal, educational consultant. Certified special education teacher, K-12 administrator and supervisor, career level III teacher Tennessee. Named Tennessee Principal of Year, 2004.


Alexander-Davis, Deborah Radford was born on July 29, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Frank Stanley and Elizabeth Anne (Poer) Radford.


Bachelor in Religious Studies, University Tennessee, 1973. Master of Science in Special Education, University Tennessee, 1975. Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, University Tennessee, 1979.

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University Tennessee, 1982. Postdoctoral, University Tennessee.


Head Start Mideast Community Action Agency, Kingston, Tennessee, 1975-1977. Resource teacher Roane County Schools, 1978-1994, designated principal, 1992-1994, assistant principal, 1994-1996, principal, 1996—2005, leader, 2010. Retired, 2005

Educational consultant in school improvement planning and program evaluation, since 1998.

Adjunct faculty member Tusculum College, since 2000, Roane State Community College, 2002—2005, Tennessee Technological University, since 2002. Member several statewide education taskforces. Presenter various state, regional and national conferences.

Research associate University Tennessee, Institute Assessment Evaluation, since 2006.


  • Certified special education teacher, K-12 administrator and supervisor, career level III teacher Tennessee.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Continuing Kingston, 2004—2005. Member Foster Care Review Board, 2004—2008, Leadership Roane County, Class of 2010, Tennessee Judicial Council, since 2005. Member National Education Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculm Development, Tennessee Principal Association, Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee Principals Study Council (president East Tennessee division 2002-2005, steering committee 2001-2005, member executive committee 2002-2005), Roane County Education Association (president 1986-1987), American Contract Bridge League (president Tennessee Valley unit 1986-1987), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (president 1983-1984), American Belgian Malinois Club (secretary 1984-1990, president 1991-1995, board director 1995-1997), Phi Kappa Phi, Kingston Rotary Club (president elect since 2010).


Married James R. Alexander, 1981 (deceased 1988). Married Bobby Davis, January 3, 1992.

Frank Stanley Radford

Elizabeth Anne (Poer) Radford

James R. Alexander

Bobby Davis