After graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in secondary math education and minor in African American studies, Mrs. Lewis was accepted into KIPP’s prestigious Fisher Fellowship class of 2002 and opened a school in New York. For her work in Buffalo, she was honored by Business First with a “40 under 40” award and she received a Young Alumnus Award from Buffalo State College. During her tenure, she also earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from National Louis University.
Her work in education has spanned K-12 and taken her from Detroit to Las Vegas supporting both charter schools and district schools. What inspires her most about education is the potential for transformation when clear objectives are identified and monitored. Using data to improve academic performance, increase attendance rates, and reduce behavioral issues is a hallmark of her approach.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.