Racial Equity Leadership Network participants include GCPS leader

Even in retirement, Frances Davis is looking to gain leadership development.

The former head of human resources for Gwinnett County Public Schools, who remains in an associate superintendent role for district performance and community engagement, announced plans to retire in September. This week, she was named to the first group of the executive leadership development program for the Southern Education Foundation, the Racial Equity Leadership Network.

Despite her retirement, Davis remains active in GCPS, and worked on the recently released teacher performance compensation system. She has said she would continue to work on special projects. When her retirement was announced, Davis was in her 38th year in public education, 24th year in Gwinnett and 15th year in her HR position.

The Racial Equity Leadership Network is an initiative that it said is crafted for individuals who exhibit a readiness to champion equity-centered solutions to addressing historic racial disparities in schooling.