Brother Tyrone Davis, C.F.C., executive director of the archdiocesan Office of Black Ministry, was one of 11 new commissioners appointed by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).
“While I presently serve as a pastoral minister, I am still a teacher at heart, and I am honored to join the Middle States,” Brother Davis said. “I firmly believe in the power of education and the responsibility and privilege that we all have to share with others what we have seen and heard in the various classrooms of the world.”
Brother Davis also serves the archdiocese as director of the Pierre Toussaint Guild for the promotion of the cause of Venerable Pierre Toussaint and the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund, a program of support and mentorship for college student leaders.
Brother Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and speech from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, South Orange, N.J.; and also studied secondary educational administration at Jersey City State College in New Jersey. He once served as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.
Middle States, based in Philadelphia, is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement, assisting school leaders to establish and reach their goals. Commissioners meet twice each year to review accreditation recommendations as well as the organization’s finances, policies and strategic plan.
“Middle States commissioners serve an important role in helping to improve the quality of education in the United States and around the world,” said MSA-CESS interim president Henry Cram. “We are grateful to Brother Davis for his commitment to Middle States and for volunteering his expertise to helping schools grow and improve through accreditation.”