Waterford schools have a new superintendent: Don Davis. He will replace Howard Cohen, who resigned from the post this week after accepting the superintendency at a Bay Area school district. Davis will start July 1, but must negotiate a contract with trustees before then.
Davis, 49, has been principal of Waterford High School for eight years and was named assistant superintendent of instruction — in addition to leading the high school — last year. Although Davis takes over the 2,000-student district during an economic firestorm, he said he's up to the challenge because of his strong commitment to Waterford.
Davis began his career as a physical education and math teacher, and served as a wrestling coach, department chairman and vice principal.