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Charlotte Davis enters KSHSAA Hall of Fame
by Brian Turrel
Charlotte Davis, a longtime teacher, coach and athletic director with the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, has been inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Hall of Fame.
She was honored with a reception and ceremony on Friday evening at Wyandotte High School.
Former students and colleagues lined up to speak about her years of service, frequently mentioning the combination of compassion and discipline she brought to the students in her charge. Others recalled how she thrived in a male-dominated profession, while making a path for others to follow.
Davis graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1967. She started her career as an elementary physical education teacher in the Kansas City, Kansas, district. She later worked at both Harmon and Washington high schools, before returning to Wyandotte in 1989 as athletic director. She later served as district athletic director.
Davis’s influence extended way beyond the boundaries of District 500. She served on numerous state level boards, including the KSHSAA executive board.
She earned the Athletic Director of the Year award from the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 1998, and she served as the organization’s first woman president in 2002. She also earned the NIAAA’s State Award of Merit in 2006.