Welcome from The Head

When your child enrolls at Valwood School, it is the beginning of a rich and varied journey. One that will see joy, inspiration, victories, and challenges. These elements all combine, every moment of every day, to lay the groundwork for a rewarding future. And it starts with the kind of education that truly defines Valwood. It is education beyond learning, a vibrant fusion of many different experiences that embrace all the formative elements of a young life.

I welcome you, your child, and your family to discover the true advantage of the Valwood experience. You will see that we are truly preparing our students for what’s ahead as we immerse them in an education that extends far beyond the limits of traditional academic learning.

I hope you and your family will join the Valwood family!


John Davis, Sr.


About Mr. Davis

A native of Americus, John Davis grew up surrounded by educators. 

John received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Valdosta State University.

Mr. Davis joined the Valwood family in August of 2017 after 30 years teaching and as an administrator in the Valdosta City

Schools, and most recently served as the Head of St. John Catholic School.

John is a longtime supporter of organizations such as the YMCA, St. John Catholic Church, Rotary Club,

and Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.

Over his years as an educator and administrator he has been recognized for many of his accomplishments,

including being awarded the Special Education Administrator of the Year Award.

John is married to Tanya and they have 3 children, Jake, Loftin and Maggie.