Sokoni Davis is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include supporting transformation initiatives in low-performing districts to increase student achievement and literacy skills. She has worked with School Improvement Grants (SIG) for five years and is currently a school improvement consultant in SIG-funded schools. Dr. Davis has supported schools in establishing and maintaining school leadership teams, curriculum and instructional development, Common Core & State Standard alignment, creating SMART goals and district initiatives, and data analyses to increase student achievement in literacy and writing. She has supported schools in writing and renewing grants as well as helping schools to establish sustainability. She has also planned and facilitated professional development on higher order questioning, effective instructional frameworks, standards-based instruction, best practices for establishing rigor, student engagement and gradual release, and data analyses of student work, formative assessments, and summative assessments. Dr. Davis taught grades 6-12 English for over 15 years in the Chicago Public Schools district.