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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Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Community and Implications for Schools

...while safety remains our number one priority, we also acknowledge the important role schools serve for our broader community. Schools are vital in meeting the academic, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students and families. We must do everything we can to keep schools safe and open.

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HPS Return to Learn Plans will continue.

The Holland Public Schools Board of Education met in study session on October 5, 2020 and reviewed the recent developments and tenants of our plan. As a result, Holland Public Schools will continue with ALL elements of the Return to Learn Plan adopted on August 6, 2020 and our Extended Continuity of Learning Plan submitted on August 1, 2020. This includes the continuation of wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and learner cohorting. All of these things work together to minimize the risk that students or staff will be exposed to COVID-19.

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Continuation of Return to School Plan

Despite the State Supreme Court’s ruling that Governor Whitmer “ did not have authority after April 30, 2020, to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic”, at this time, HPS is not altering the health and safety protocols in our Preparedness Plan.

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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, 9am
  • April 13, 2pm 
  • May 21, 10am