Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Compass Charter Schools Since 2015, J.J. Lewis has been the superintendent and chief executive of Compass Charter Schools, a system of public charter schools, including one in Thousand Oaks, serving over 3,000 scholars throughout California. Lewis has served on various education-related boards and committees, including for the American Association of School Personnel Administrators Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Small School Districts Association Legislative Committee; and Wellness for Educators. Recently, Lewis was named a Top 100 Visionary in Education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning. ALMA MATER: Central Michigan University; San Diego State University; University of Southern California BEST ADVICE: As Stephen Covey said, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” FAVORITE BOOK: “Speeches That Changed the World” by Simon Sebag Montefiore. BUCKET LIST: A Danube River cruise through Germany and Austria.


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