Davetta "Dee" Davis
Davetta H. Davis, affectionately known as Dee, has been a pillar in her community through her continuous commitment to strengthening childhood education in under privileged communities. Dee received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Kentucky (Jefferson Campus).
To initiate change, Dee alongside others launched Family Tree Child Development Center in 1999. Following the opening of her development center, Dee continued to empower the local community through education by becoming a teacher for Charlotte Mecklenburg County Schools in Charlotte, NC. During her time as an educator, Dee developed an outreach program for single parents with young children offering FREE neighboring/community weekend childcare.
To broaden her talents, Dee made a pivotal decision to join The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) on their journey to fight for economic justice for those who are a victim of predatory lending. Since 2009 Dee has been an advocate for all looking to live the American Dream through financial literacy and homeownership. In addition to Dee’s professional experience, when not serving several roles at NACA, Dee is heavily involved within her local community. For five years Dee partnered with Team TruBlue to provide mentorship programs to at risk youth and educate community on homelessness in Mecklenburg County.
In her spare time, she continues to tutor and mentor children. Dee also enjoys dancing, singing, traveling and (striving to implement “FAMILY FIRST”) spending time with her own children and loved ones.
Anthony S. Calloway
Anthony S. Calloway is the principal of Walter G. Byers, a K-8 school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Calloway and his wife, Tanya, are natives of Reading, Pennsylvania. They have three children, Anthony, Jackson, and Judah. He is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker at Reid’s Real Estate and Marketing Group and serves as an AAU basketball coach for the Carolina Warriors.
Mr. Calloway began his educational career as a guidance counselor, family therapist, and basketball coach. He then served as the Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Reading High School, overseeing the ninth-grade academy. He was then promoted to be the founding principal of the Agriculture, Science, and Ecology Magnet School and 10th and Penn Elementary in Reading, PA. He also served as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in Liberty County Schools in Georgia.
Principal Calloway holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Oberlin College and a Master’s Degree in education, with an emphasis in school counseling, from Georgia Southern University. He competed his principal licensure at Alvernia University.