Bruce Conrad Davis, M.A.

Bruce Conrad Davis, formerly a principal in the Garvey School District, Rosemead, California, is an educational consultant specializing in management.

In 1995 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., in collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Education Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the American Federation of Teachers honored Bruce Davis with The American Heroes in Education award.

In 1987 the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction named Ralph Waldo Emerson, the school Bruce Davis administered, a California Distinguished School. It was cited for its program excellence, academic achievement and innovative and successful programs working effectively with students representing diverse ethnic and language backgrounds. Bruce pioneered increasing parent involvement by holding parent meetings in seven language simultaneous translations. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development produced an award-winning video titled Multicultural Education, profiling a portion of his work.


Bruce Davis, left, receives the California Distinguished School award from Bill Honig, California State Superintendent of Schools,
the first year it was given to an elementary school.


Bruce Davis has served on the editorial advisory boards of Instructor magazine and the journal, Educational Leadership. His book, How to Involve Parents in a Multicultural School, published by The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, sold over five thousand copies. (A revised edition is available now at Create Space and Amazon.) Bruce's articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, popular magazines and newspapers. He's currently writing a book on how to navigate and win at the politics of the education business.

Bruce has been a speaker on educational topics for the ASCD, the National Elementary Principals Association, the California association of Bilingual Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He has taught teaching techniques as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine University and graduate level classes on School Governance for California Lutheran University.

I'd rank Bruce Davis in the top ten percent of the administrators I've prepared nationally, during the past thirty years.
     — Dr. Richard P. Manett, School Improvement Model, College of Education, Iowa State University

I call upon Bruce Davis for his advice and counsel because of his sensitivity, insight and success as a school administrator.
     — Wilson Riles, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

“Bruce Davis is dedicated, has a profound sense of positive values and a well-thought-out educational philosophy. When confronted with numerous complex problems he’s able to sort priorities, maintain calm, analytically approach the problem and bring his excellent human relations skills into the solution. He’s superbly organized, very bright, intellectually curious and most articulate. His decision making ability is excellent.”
    — Dr. Anita Suazo, District Superintendent, Garvey School District

The eight educators we have selected — Bruce Conrad Davis, Jaime Escalante, Phillip Uri Treisman, James P. Comer, Susan K. Sherwood, Catherine Swanson, Charles Vidal and John I. Goodlad — allow us to illustrate what can be accomplished when imaginative and energetic educators accept the challenge of working creatively with multicultural and/or a democratic perspective in their program, school or classroom.
     — from Teaching With a Multicultural Perspective – A Practical Guide, third edition by Leonard Davidman and Patricia T. Davidman