Hal Davis is an educator and principal from Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience. The school is located at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth in Washington County.

Mr. Davis has been an educator in Eastern Carolina for more than 30 years. He was an agricultural education teacher at Bear Grass School in Martin County for more than a decade before becoming principal of the school. He then became a secondary education director for Martin County Schools.

He now heads up the NRSBA. This school serves five counties: Beaufort, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington. It was created under a partnership of the NC State University College of Agriculture, the NC State Board of Education and other state agencies. NRBSA is an “early college high school for students with a focus in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help prepare students for good jobs in the future. Students can earn up to 2 years of college credit along with their high school diploma. This is a public school with no tuition costs.” More than 100 students attend.

Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education from NC State, as well as an advanced certification in agricultural and vocational education. He also received his principal and supervision administrative certification from ECU.

The person who nominated Mr. Davis said of the educators at NRSBA “all of these ladies and gentlemen work very hard and have made a real difference in our child. He has blossomed into a greater student because of these folks… They really all work together to help the kids excel, but if I must pick just one, Mr. Davis would be the one.”