Dr. Lewis is principal of Henry Ford Academy:
School for Creative Studies, Detroit’s premier art and design middle/high
school, located in the heart of Detroit. He was also the founding principal of
Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School located in the greater Boston-Edison
Dr. Lewis is known nationally for his dedication to providing culturally-sensitive learning communities, and was selected to the third cohort of the nationally recognized America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals. He authored a chapter in “Mentoring African American Males: A Research Design Comparison Perspective” (2014). He actively participated in Ford's Men of Courage inaugural event in Baltimore, which launched the national program committed to changing the narrative for African American males. In 2015, Dr. Lewis met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, senior U.S. Department of Education officials, and White House officials for two days of learning and advising at the White House, as part of the Principals at ED effort. As a 2016 School Retool Fellow, Dr. Lewis collaborates with his cohort of Michigan school administrators, leaders from the Stanford d.School, IDEO, Henry Ford Learning Institute, to adopt research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning. He will participate in the Leading Educator Program at the Arizona State University GSV Summit in May 2017 as a full scholarship recipient to learn in partnership with other superintendents, principals, and district innovation leaders.
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