Bay Village Schools hires Alexa Davey to lead Glenview
Alexa Davey is the new director of Glenview Child Care and Learning Center in Bay Village. She replaces recently retired Dorothy Chadwick.
Asked why she chose early childhood education as a career, Davey, who is the daughter of two teachers, explained she discovered through a student teaching position her passion for early childhood.
“I fell in love with this age group because it is a rare, but vital opportunity to set the stage for children to fall in love with learning,” she said. “In the classroom, I loved developing relationships with children and their families. Doing so helped me discover their strengths and interests, and I was able to use those to foster individual success in the classroom.”
Davey comes to Bay Village from the Olmsted Falls City Schools Early Childhood Education Center where she has served for the past two years as a preschool intervention specialist. Prior to that, she held the same position at Warrensville Heights City Schools.
As a Preschool Team Leader at both centers, she played an integral role in the application process as they were evaluated during the Step Up to Quality state licensing process.
"Mrs. Davey was chosen to lead our Glenview Child Center because she clearly communicated that the success of our preschool age children makes a strong foundation for our community," said Bay Village Schools Superintendent Jodie Hausmann. "Her enthusiasm for serving our youngest Rockets is contagious, and we look forward to this next chapter for the Glenview Child Center."
Davey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ashland University and is completing this year a master’s degree in early childhood from Champlain College in Vermont.
“I have always dreamed of being a director of an early childhood center for a public school,” Davey said. “I believe my mix of grade level leadership and my upcoming master’s in early childhood specializing in administration have helped me prepare for this new role at Glenview.”
Davey and her husband, Scott, will soon be residents of Avon Lake. She enjoys exercising, being outdoors and reading.
“Early childhood education is so important to the future of our society and I want nothing more than to be an advocate for the importance of a high-quality and developmentally appropriate early childhood experience for all children,” she said. “I am ready to begin and bring my passion and dedication for early childhood to The Glenview Center and Bay Village City Schools and take what the previous directors have done before me and continue their vision and success for the program.”
Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District