Mike Lewis is one of Quaker Valley School District‘s new administrators and is excited for the opportunity to make a difference in the district.
Mike Lewis joins Quaker Valley in 2019 as the Director of Student Services. Mr. Lewis joins the District after serving as Director of Curriculum at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit 27. In addition to his role at the IU, Lewis has also served in several roles at South Side Area School District including: elementary principal, director of special education, and assistant superintendent.
Lewis, who has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Slippery Rock University, a master’s in education and principal’s certification from the University of Pittsburgh, and a superintendent’s letter of eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania, worked as a teacher in the New Brighton School District.
He later became an elementary principal in the South Side Area School District in Beaver County, and moved up to the role as assistant superintendent and director of special education in the district.
Coming to Quaker Valley, Lewis praises Hoover for having a system that is “high-performing.” He does not see drastic changes that are needed from the get-go.
His goal is to make sure “we are meeting the needs of all of our students, regardless of where they are along their spectrum of learning,” he said.
The goal is to meet students where they are academically, socially and emotionally and provide them with the supports they need wherever they are at.
“Even as adults, we all grow and learn at different paces,” he said. “Obviously that’s the same for our students.”
His plan right now is to listen to everyone to see what the needs are.
As a parent of two grown kids, one who was a higher learner and one who has learning disabilities, Lewis said he can see things from parents perspectives.
And he strives to be approachable.
“I’m honored to be a part of this very successful system,” Lewis said.