Matthew Davis has been named the new principal of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH).
Davis comes to HFM PTECH after serving as assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Northampton County High School in Gaston, N.C., where he also worked as a social studies teacher for four years.
The HFM BOCES Board of Education approved Davis’ appointment to the position during its regular meeting Wednesday, April 17. The new principal will begin in the role on July 1.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Davis to HFM PTECH,” HFM BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst said. “His work as a teacher and administrator has been focused on improving students’ academic growth through a positive school culture. This, along with his innovative leadership style, make him a great fit for the program.”
Born and raised outside Syracuse, Davis said he is excited to return home to upstate New York and to continue to pursue his passion of ensuring all students have access to an equitable, world-class education.
“I believe the early college model represents the future of education, and I look forward to collaborating with staff, students and community members to continue to produce strong results at PTECH,” he said. “I am honored to be named principal and look forward to becoming part of the HFM BOCES and PTECH families.”
Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary teaching from the Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy in Evanston, Ill. He received his master’s degree school leadership from the Urban Principals Academy at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Davis replaces Michael Dardaris, who resigned as principal in February to take a job out of the area.