Patricia Davenport, President & CEO
Pat founded Patricia Davenport Consulting in 2002 and continues to oversee the firm.
Pat began her work as an educational consultant for APQC in Houston, Texas and continues to provide process training seminars for APQC.
Her focus is to support districts in their efforts to achieve systemic change through the PDCA Instructional Cycle process and design training, data disaggregation, and the integration of quality tools and Effective Schools Research.
Prior to becoming an educational consultant, Pat was a key leader of a dramatic change initiative to close the gap in student achievement at Brazosport ISD in Freeport, Texas. Brazosport was able to not only prove that all students can learn but also win the Texas Quality Award, the first school district to earn that distinction. The school district was also the largest rated exemplary district in the state in 1997-1998 and 1998-1999.
While at Brazosport, she served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and directed implementation an integrated system which included effective schools research, a PDCA instructional process and quality tools which resulted in a systems change that closed the achievement gap between all student groups on the state assessment. Pat has served as a teacher, counselor, and administrator at both the elementary and secondary level.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Texas State University and a master’s degree in Education from University of Houston.
Pat is a keynote and featured presenter at conferences and trains individual schools and districts across the nation. She is the co-author of “Closing the Achievement Gap No Excuses” with Gerald Anderson, published by APQC in 2002, and the author of the follow-up to that book “Are We There Yet?”, published by APQC in 2006, as well as numerous articles published in professional magazines and journals.
Ms. Davenport has trained in over 500 districts across the United States and has provided consulting services in the United Kingdom.
Davenport currently resides in Austin, Texas.