Mella Davis, PhD

Teaches French, English and Social Studies

Dr Mella Davis, originally from Richmond, Texas, has 25 years of experience in education, having taught everything from grade R to graduate school. She hold a doctorate in performance studies, a masters in folklore, a masters- level certification in education, and a dual bachelors degree in English and in French. With her interdisciplinary focus of theater, anthropology, literature, and languages, she approaches education through a multidisciplinary lens and teaches from a holistic perspective of how each subject impacts the other. She has seen her students accepted to top-tier universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Notre Dame. But her greatest blessing is seeing students walking in their faith and giving back to their communities.

She is the director of a not-for-profit organization registered in the United States and South Africa: Teachers of the Nations, which provides after-school tutoring, discipleship, and skills training. In August 2017 she founded an English-medium school for girls, MasterPeace Academy, in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa.  Her students are from poor families in Worcester townships whose parents are seeking superior education for their children. These parents realize that only through education can their children raise themselves out of the intergenerational poverty trap.

Listen to Dr Mella Davis interviewed on CWCP Radio Feb 22, 2018