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Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis Retiring After Years of Service to Education


June 23, 2021

TCS - Longtime TCS Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis will retire from Trussville City Schools in June 2021.  Originally a Jefferson County Schools employee who transitioned to Trussville City Schools upon its formation in 2005, Davis has managed a continuous cycle of construction to keep up with the growth related to Trussville schools.

Q: Where did you grow up and what can you share about family/hobbies? 
A: I grew up in Gardendale and graduated from Gardendale High School. I have been married to Wendy for 29 years and we have two adult children Peyton and Parker. My hobbies are hunting and fishing.

Q: What is your work experience and for how long?
A: I grew up working with my dad doing carpentry work and after high school I went to work at American Cast Iron Pipe and became an industrial electrician. I went to work for JEFCOED in 1993 as an electrician and HVAC Certified Tech.

Q: How did you get into this field?
A: By working with my dad building and working on things.

Q: What do you like most about this line of work?
A: I enjoy seeing a project start from the planning stages through completion.

Q: With respect to your line of work, what makes Trussville City Schools unique?
A: We hit the ground running and have been building since we separated from JEFCOED.

Q: What do you consider to be some of your career highlights?
A: We have only had two projects finish over the contracted amount. The completion of Hewitt-Trussville High School along with the renovation of Cahaba Elementary.

Q: Where do you see the system in 5, 10, 20 years?
A: I see the school system to continue to grow and adding more buildings.

Q: What advice do you have for your successor?
A: Don’t worry about what you can’t control and remember that whatever you do you are doing it for the kids.

Q: What’s next for Barry Davis?
A: I will be working in private business, it will still be on the building/construction and design side of the table. 

In spring 2021, the TCS Board of Education voted to name Brian Pharris, TCS maintenance specialist, to succeed Davis as TCS Facilities Coordinator.