Greetings from Mr. Wes Wehunt

August 20, 2019

Dear Davidson Day Community,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of our new year at Davidson Day School. Whether you are returning or are new to our community, I sincerely appreciate you for your choice to be a contributing member of our school community—our family.

It is my sincere belief that schools are strongest when there exists an authentic commitment to collaboration and a shared sense of purpose among all of its different constituencies. Parents, teachers, students, and school leaders who share the same values and commitments together foster an educational experience where students thrive. This is our reality here at Davidson Day, and I am grateful each day that I am able to welcome our students, families, faculty, staff, and coaches to our campus.
 
There have been many challenging, tough, emotional moments in 2019, and our community responded with compassion, resilience, support, and strength. I am so proud to serve our whole community in an administrative capacity as Interim Head of School. It is my intention to steadfastly advance our mission and vision and ensure a strong, secure educational environment on campus and in the lives of our families.

As we begin the 2019–2020 academic year, I invite you to reach out to another member of our community to express your gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude is a practice that I am cultivating as an extension of my commitment to personal integrity. I also invite you to share your thoughts, advice, concerns, and feelings at any time with a member of our faculty or administrative team, and promise that we will listen openly.

Our community is strong, and the connections we forge each year are meaningful and durable. The enriching experiences that we share together this year will yield memorable moments and stories, build relationships and community, and transform student interests into student passions.
 
You’re in store for an enriching, positive experience this year—I look forward to collaborating together—and I anticipate a rewarding and fulfilling year for us all.
 
Sincerely,
 
Wes Wehunt
Interim Head of School

Recognizing Dr. Latta Baucom

July 29, 2019

Davidson Day was saddened to announce the passing of Head of School Dr. Latta Baucom, who died on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the age of 54 after a nearly three-year battle against liver cancer.
 
 
“The Davidson Day community mourns the death of my friend and colleague Latta Baucom,” said Renee Brown, Chair of the Davidson Day School Board of Trustees. “Latta made an indelible mark on our entire school community—his steady, confident leadership, his integrity, his focus on building a thriving educational community, and his warmth and love of our students, faculty, staff, and families will be his legacy.”
 
Prior to heading Davidson Day, Dr. Baucom held positions at three schools in Florida. He was the first head of school at North Ridge Christian School in Haines City, next joined All Saints Academy in Winter Haven as high school principal, and then served as the Head of Upper School at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach.
 
Beyond his dedication to the field of education, Dr. Baucom dedicated his life in service to students, people, and country. He enrolled in the United States Army after graduating from Wake Forest University in 1987, and then served three years of active duty prior to enrolling at Baylor University, where he earned his master of business administration and served in the Army National Guard. He earned a Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2016.
 
Davidson Day School held a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Baucom on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2019, on campus. “Latta’s steadfast patriotism, as a veteran, as an educator, and as a husband and father, deserves the deepest level of our honor and appreciation,” said Brown. “Veteran’s Day was the most appropriate day to honor and celebrate Latta’s service to our community and to our country.”

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DAVIDSON DAY SCHOOL
An Independent Day School educating students 2 years old through 12th grade
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