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New Administrator Named for Pennsbury Schools

Dr. Elliott H. Lewis is the new assistant superintendent of administration for the Pennsbury School District.

From the Pennsbury School District:

Elliott H. Lewis, Ed.D. was named Assistant Superintendent of Administration, K-12 for the Pennsbury School District by the Board of School Directors at the public meeting held on February 14th. Dr. Lewis will replace W. David Bowman, Ed.D., who resigned from Pennsbury in November 2012.

As Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Lewis will report to the District Superintendent, Dr. Kevin J. McHugh, and serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet. Dr. Lewis will work collaboratively with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in leading, guiding, and directing building-level administrative and instructional staff to best meet the needs of each child. The two Assistant Superintendents are also responsible in tandem for evaluating the District’s 16 principals. Further responsibility for the Assistant Superintendent of Administration entails significant input into the budget process, especially in the areas of staffing and scheduling, athletics, the community school, alternative education, summer programs, and serving as liaison to the Bucks County Technical High School.

“Dr. Lewis’ extensive experience as a school principal will be invaluable as he takes on the myriad responsibilities of this new role,” said Dr. McHugh. “The perspective that he brings with his science background will also be a welcome addition to our expanding STEM initiatives. I am very pleased to have Elliott join our executive team.”

Dr. Lewis comes to Pennsbury from the New Hope-Solebury School District, where he served as Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development. Prior to joining New Hope-Solebury, Dr. Lewis served as Principal at Cheltenham High School in the Cheltenham Township School District for seven and a half years and as Principal of Bensalem High School in the Bensalem Township School District for four and a half years. Dr. Lewis began his career in education as a Science teacher at Germantown High School in Philadelphia and later served in various administrative capacities in the School District of Philadelphia.

Dr. Lewis earned a Doctorate of Education from Temple University, a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from St. Joseph’s University, a Master of Science in Science Education from Temple, a Bachelor of Science from Temple University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

The start date for Dr. Lewis has yet to be determined.

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