Volunteer and Class Mom
Sarah Davis M.A.Ed
Owner, Advocate and Special Education Teacher
I have had a dream since I was 11 to own and operate a facility that would encourage individuals with disabilities to be the very best version of themselves. On my path to fulfilling this dream, I went to Albright College in Reading, PA and graduated with a degree in Special Education. I moved to Scottsdale, AZ to be closer to my family and I began working at a private school for special needs children. I went on to get my masters in special education from the University of Phoenix and then began teaching in the public schools.
I knew in my dream I wanted to eventually have a cafe, so I enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, AZ. I continued to utilize my culinary skills in my classrooms as well as my current day to day operations of Believe I Can Academy.
I believe every child has the ability to learn and be successful not only in their school environment, but their community as well. My husband, Terrence Davis and I have rooted ourselves here in Tempe, AZ because we believe in our organization and our community. I love what I do and I look forward to changing the view of disabilities. Anything is possible!
Volunteer and Native American Liaison
I am a mother of 18 children, most of which I have fostered. I heave a heart for serving and supporting others. I work a lot with my tribe, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. I enjoy volunteering my time at Believe I Can Academy.
I was with Sarah when it was just a home school she ran out of her condo in Scottsdale. My son Jonathan has grown so much in the time we have been with Sarah. I am so excited to see what the future will bring. Each year is more and more fun than the last!
Advocate - Enrich - Educate
Volunteer and Lead Educational Support
Volunteer and Behavior Support Specialist
I have been working with children as long as I can remember. I played football, basketball, baseball, threw shot put and tried just about every other sport to stay busy as a kid. I currently work in the Tempe High School District in the Athletic Department, I enjoy working with athletes at every ability level.
I have worked with at risk youth in low socio-economic areas helping them rebuild their social skills and create personal goals. I have also worked in private and public schools in many special education classes supporting the students and teachers with behavior management. I enjoy watching children grow, especially when they begin to utilize the coping strategies and tools we have worked so hard on.
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