about the speaker
mr. john l. davidson is a native of arkansas and joined the dwe in october 1999. he earned an associate degree in science from arkansas tech university in russellville and a b.s. degree in agriculture and a m.a. in vocational education from the university of arkansas at fayetteville.

mr. davidson’s teaching career began in 1973 as an agriculture instructor for the sheridan public schools. from 1975 to 1984, he was an agriculture and chemistry instructor for the lead hill school system, and later became principal. mr. davidson also served as principal of eureka springs high school from 1984 to 1990 and moved in 1990 to fayetteville, where he was director of the fayetteville high school west campus technical center, considered a model program for meeting the diverse needs of high school students.

mr. davidson and his wife, carolyn, have three children, shawn, richey, and elizabeth.