Meet Superintendent Brian Davis

Superintendent Brian Davis

Dr. Davis has served in the district since July, 2000. He was name Superintendent in 2007.

Superintendent Davis is a first-generation college graduate in his family. Working many part-time jobs throughout high school and college, he was able to pay for his college education. His first degree was earning a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University with a major in mathematics and a minor in reading. His teaching career began in 1992 with Jonesville Community Schools where he taught sixth-grade math for three years and second grade for one year. 

Superintendent Davis’ career transitioned in 1996 into guidance and counseling following his completion of a Master of Arts from Eastern Michigan University in K-12 School Counseling. Dr. Davis worked with Zeeland Public Schools for four years as a middle school counselor and teacher. 

In 2000, Dr. Davis began his career at Holland Public Schools as an elementary principal. This followed the completion of his Educational Specialist Degree from Michigan State University in Educational Leadership. Since this time, Dr. Davis has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning and his current tenure as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Davis completed his Ph.D. at Western Michigan University receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology.

Superintendent Davis was named by the Michigan Association of School Administrators as the 2011 Michigan State Superintendent of the Year. Since this acknowledgment, he has had the opportunity to participate on the state and national level in assisting in shaping education policy and school reform efforts. He currently sits on the Executive Council of the Michigan Association of School Administrators and the Executive Council of the Middle Cities Education Association.

"In addition to my time with current students in our schools, I really enjoy connecting with alumni from Holland Public Schools." Feel free to share your alumni story with him by emailing Dr. Davis


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Preparing for difficult conversations.

HPS Staff preparing for the emotions students experience following national events.

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Superintendent Search | Online Meetings for Public Input
  • Parents & Community Meeting | April 15, 4pm & 7pm
  • Spanish-Speaking Parents &  Community Meeting | April 14, 7pm
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Superintendent Search Timeline
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2 weeks of Remote Learning for High School Students after Spring Break.
  • Students in grades 9-12 will be remote for two weeks through April 22.
  • Students in grades PreK-8 will return to school for in-person learning on Monday, April 12.
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Contact Information

Dr. Brian Davis 
Twitter @bdavisHPS

Beth Kooiker 
Administrative Assistant

HPS Administration Building
320 West 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423

2020/21 Open Office Hours:

  • September 22, 2pm – Phone in 616-494-2000
  • October 14, 8am 
  • November 16, 2pm 
  • December 14, 3pm
  • January 26, 2pm
  • February 24, 9am
  • March 26, 8am
  • April 13, 2pm 
  • May 21, 10am