Bro. Curtis 11th grade Media Studies / Servant Leader Coordinator / Male Rites Facilitator

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Curtis Davis

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In the 2017-2018 school year, the 11th grade media literacy teacher in the upper school and servant leader coordinator for the school is Curtis Davis.  Curtis Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Bro. Davis spent the first half of his life growing up in west Philadelphia, but moved to southwest Philadelphia to attend Pepper middle School.  Bro. Curtis was accepted in to a program called A Better Chance,which helped underprivileged students to to suburban area schools.  The program was misleading and did not prepare children for the array of racism that was in central Pennsylvania, so Bro. Curtis moved back to Philadelphia.  Bro. Davis graduated from John Bartram High School and then attended Penn state University for an undergraduate degree.  While at Penn State University, Bro. Curtis became a proud member of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Inc.  and received a Bachelors degree in communications: Media Studies and a minor in African and African American Studies. 

During the summer of my undergraduate degree, Bro. Curtis started to teach students and fell in love with teaching.  From those summers, he decided to become a teacher in hope to help students achieve success.  Bro. Curtis taught ten years at Imhotep Institute Charter High School while receiving his Masters degree from Drexel University in Education.  

After the tenth year of teaching at Imhotep, Bro. Curtis moved to Los Angeles, California to only return back to Philadelphia in his passion of teaching.  For the last four years, Bro. Curtis have taught middle and  high school history at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School.  Currently, Bro.Curtis is in the process of getting his doctorate degree from Arcadia University.  


MEDIA STUDIES

In the United States, information about the world often comes to us through commercial mass media. Media is a powerful tool of education, socialization, and indoctrination that influences our understanding of the world and the way the world functions. It affects how we perceive others and ourselves. Media culture permeates the fabric of our daily lives.