Wossman High School's principal named '2019 State Principal of the Year'

The Louisiana Department of Education named Dr. Eric Davis as the 2019 State Principal of the Year.

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Louisiana Department of Education named Dr. Eric Davis, of Wossman High School, as the 2019 State Principal of the Year.

He has 20 years of teaching and leadership.

Davis was one of many educators honored down in Baton Rouge Friday tonight.

According to LDE, before becoming an administrator, Davis taught business education and special education and coached high school football, basketball and baseball.

His favorite part of his career is influencing the lives of young people every day and encouraging them to take charge and ultimately fulfill their purpose.

Davis earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Miles College in Birmingham, Ala.; a master's degree in Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe; and a doctorate in administration doctorate in Administration Leadership for Teacher Learning from Walden University.