October 23, 2023

John Davenport

John Davenport

Theatre Teacher
Oxford High School

“Thank you, OHS, for singling me out amongst the many others who are equally deserving. Whatever I am able to accomplish in my little corner is largely due to the company I keep.”


The Oxford School District is proud to recognize Oxford High School teacher John Davenport as our Employee of the Week. Mr. Davenport helps make our district a great place to work and learn.

Here’s what Oxford High School has to say about Mr. Davenport:

“CATS!!!! WOW!!”

“Mr. Davenport pours his entire life into the theatre program at OHS. Everything he does is to help our students be successful.”

“Davenport is one of the most passionate and talented teachers I know! The amount of hours and dedication he puts in for his students is unmatched. We are lucky to have him!!”

“Mr. Davenport is a phenomenal teacher and human in general. He pours his life into these students and their success in performance arts and it is very well evident. We are very lucky to have him at OHS.”

“Did you see ‘Cats’? He works all day at school and then rehearsals all night! Weekends too! Always feel like I am on Broadway watching a show!”

“He is an inspiration for students and teachers. He is a kind coworker and an innovative and amazing theatre director. He is inclusive and supportive.”

“There are no words to describe the significance of his contributions to our school, district, and community. He’s simply amazing.”

“Mr. Davenport continues to amaze all with top-of-the-line productions. This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students at OHS.”

“Mr. Davenport goes above and beyond with the performances and really gives the students a lot of responsibility, which not only makes for a great show, but will help them later in life.”

“John is phenomenal as a theatre director and teacher. One only needs to see a performance to realize John’s talent, dedication and creativity - towards the arts, definitely, but even more so towards growing his students to become self-assured performers and responsible young adults. Everyone becomes a better person around him, whether you are a colleague, student or performance attendee. We are lucky he is here.”

“John Davenport is the face of the school in our community. His countless hours and energy expended to produce incredible musicals is reflected in the support he receives. Students love to be a part of his program as they understand and appreciate the level of excellence he expects. OSD is so fortunate to have him!”

“His dedication to ensuring his students are successful and his ability to work with other teachers are the reasons I’m voting for him. Have you been to one of his performances??? Amazing work.”

“He works tirelessly to put on incredible shows and you can see the growing confidence in our students when they have been working with him.”

“John is literally one of the most outstanding teachers at this school. He takes his job to another level and really reaches the students he works with.”

Congratulations, Mr. Davenport! You’re a great representative of the #ChargerNation.

Congratulations to our OSD Employee of the Week, John Davenport, who is the Theatre teacher at Oxford High...

Posted by Oxford School District on Monday, October 23, 2023