Kelvin Davis ’89 was named principal of Halifax County High School (HCHS), where he had been the associate principal for seven years. His connection with the school goes much farther back than that, however: He graduated from HCHS in 1984, where he was a member of the state championship baseball team. He began his career there as a teacher, served as the baseball coach for 16 years and then moved into administration as assistant principal. Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, which put a strain on students’ education, Davis told the Gazette-Virginian he would like to see collaboration from the school’s students, staff, parents and community members to prioritize education.

“Let’s be intentional about our dedication to support education,” he said. “We need support from all stakeholders, from the teachers, parents, community members, all in, to get education where it needs to be.”

Davis played baseball as a student at Longwood, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was drafted in 1988 by the Kansas City Royals, playing one season for two of the Royals’ minor league teams. He was inducted into both the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame and the Longwood Athletics Hall of Fame.

He earned a master’s degree at Liberty University in preparation for his career as an educator.