The Honorable L. Clifford Davis was born in Wilton, Arkansas in 1925, to Mr. Augustus Davis and Dora Duckett Davis. He was the last of seven children.
He grew up in Wilton and graduated from Dunbar High School in Little Rock and received his B.A. in Business Administration from Philander Smith College in 1945, also in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He had one year of graduate study in Economics at Atlanta University in Georgia, and received his law degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1949.
He practiced law in Arkansas until 1952 when he relocated to Waco, Texas, to teach at Paul Quinn College until 1954. He worked with the late Justice Thurgood Marshall on the landmark case, "Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas."
He relocated again, in 1954 to Fort Worth, where he continued to practice law. He was appointed a Criminal District Judge in 1983, and served until 1989 as the Judge of Criminal District Court Number 2. He continued to serve by assignment as a visiting judge until 2004 when he retired as a Senior District Judge. He currently serves as “of counsel” with the law firm of Johnson, Vaughn, & Heiskell.
He is married to Ethel R. Davis, a retired Fort Worth school teacher, and has two adult daughters. He has actively participated in a wide variety of organizations in our community and has always strived to make Fort Worth a better place for all citizens.
He was a pioneer in the integration process of the public schools in Mansfield and Fort Worth, and in the general community. He is best known for opening the first African-American law office in Texas, as well as organizing the Fort Worth Black Bar Association.
“I am very proud of the fact that there is a school bearing my name, because education is such an important element in a society,” he said.
Principal - Pamela Henderson
Pamela Henderson has been an educator in Fort Worth ISD for over 20 years. During this time, she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, assistant principal, and principal. She has served as a principal for 12 years. For the past two years, she has served as the principal at Clifford Davis Elementary School.Ms. Henderson is also a product of Fort Worth ISD. She attended high school at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Wesleyan University. She also received her Master of Education from Texas Woman’s University.
Assistant Principal - Vanessa Williams
Assistant Principal - Augustina Madu Odidika
Counselor - Barbara Frazier
Mrs. Frazier is a product of FWISD schools and a proud graduate of Green B. Trimble Technical High School, home of the “Mighty, Mighty Bulldogs”. She received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Wesleyan University and a Masters in Administration from TCU and is currently completing her Masters in Counseling from Tarleton State University. Mrs. Frazier has been with FWISD for 16 years and has spent the last 10 years as a Teacher at L. Clifford Davis, where she has taught from Pre-K-5th grade. She takes pride in telling everyone that she came with the building. Mrs. Frazier was promoted to School Counselor for 2012-2013 school year. She is very excited about taking on the changes and challenges that her new position will bring. She believes that given a safe, risk free environment with teachers and support personnel that are caring, all children can and will learn.
Mrs. Frazier has been married to her best friend, Willie Frazier for 23 years and they are the proud parents of 2 daughters, who have blessed them with 4 wonderful grandchildren (2 boys & 2 girls). In her spare time she likes to take road trips, read and spend time with her family.
Motto: “If is to be, it is up to ME”
Administrative Assistant - Deiatra Johnson
Greetings! I am the proud mother of two: a daughter (17) a son (16) and a wife of a dedicated husband. My daughter has graduated from Dunbar High School this year (Class of 2013) and moving on to Angelo State University in the fall, I am so very proud of her. My son is moving on to the 11th grade and a very strong basketball player. They are my motivation and joy in life. I am the Administrative Assistant of L. Clifford Davis Elementary School in which I assisted in the opening of the building. Being an advocate of children, I make it my best to know every student’s name & face within the building. I am a graduate of the Dunbar High School (Class of 1987) in which my favorite color is purple. I enjoy reading and challenging myself to complete word puzzles within 10 minutes or less. This is the best part of my life being able to enjoy my kids and family. That makes me an elated mother who enjoys coming to work with the L. Clifford Davis Family.
Motto: A mind should never go to waste, impact it with much knowledge so that if you lose any information you will still have plenty left.