295: Teacher Impact with Heidi Davis

In this special summer interview series on the Empowering Educators podcast, Gretchen interviews Heidi Davis. Heidi brings value and wisdom to the show as she shares about her experience in a variety of different educational roles. Heidi shares her secrets of how she ignites her passion in education so that you can be an empowered and great educator in the upcoming school year.


*All quotables are from the interviewee 

  • Be able to go with the flow and be flexible. You never know what the day is going to bring.

  • Knowing what’s going on in your students’ lives makes a huge impact on the difference your education is going to make. 

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously, it’ll be okay.

About Heidi

Heidi Davis has been teaching for 10 years and has taught 6th grade, been a reading interventionist, an instructional coach, and is currently teaching third grade. She is married to her high school sweetheart and she has two kids. Heidi lives in a small town in West Virginia and she loves to spend time outdoors and being with family. Heidi’s favorite past time is reading. She is passionate about helping teachers find their way through the difficult times with the help of God and to find their way back to loving teaching again.

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.