Davia Brown Franklyn

Executive Director, Early Childhood, Bank Street Education Center

Davia Brown Franklyn is the executive director of early childhood for the Bank Street Education Center. In her role, she supports district-wide initiatives in examining their vision and change management structures to offer intentional professional development to improve instructional practices in early childhood settings. Franklyn’s 25-year career has centered on building quality learning environments in under-resourced communities and coordinating professional development programs for teachers, community-based organization leaders, and community college faculty. Davia completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Russell Sage College. Her dissertation focused on Women of Color district leaders in mentoring relationships: exploring access and opportunities with career.