Compass Charter Schools’ (CCS) Superintendent & CEO Receives the Inaugural San Diego State University Rising Aztec Award

By November 6, 2019 News

Thousand Oaks, CA Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is excited to announce that its Superintendent & CEO, J.J. Lewis, has been named one of ten San Diego State University (SDSU) alumni to receive the inaugural Rising Aztecs Award for his accomplishments in public education and for his support and engagement with SDSU.  

The Rising Aztecs Awards were announced today, Wednesday, November 6 by the SDSU Alumni Board of Advisors, and will be presented to Lewis at the Rising Aztecs Awardees Reception in February 2020. The award recognizes exemplary up-and-coming alumni who make support and engagement with SDSU a part of their lives and careers. 

“Congratulations to J.J. Lewis for being named one of ten San Diego State University’s Rising Aztecs,” shared Adam Armolea, SDSU Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications. “He serves as the Superintendent & CEO of Compass Charter Schools, which provides a virtual, personalized learning experience for scholars across California. Mr. Lewis is a committed leader in public education and exemplary SDSU alumnus.”

Lewis earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from SDSU and currently serves on a number of educational boards and committees. He has served as the Superintendent & CEO of CCS since October 2015. He is recognized for his influence and advocacy for public charter schools, school choice, and for his leadership at CCS.

“I am truly honored to be selected as one of ten SDSU alumni to receive the inaugural Rising Aztecs Award,” said Lewis. “I am a proud SDSU alumnus and had the true privilege of learning with my amazing cohort through the online Educational Leadership program. I am equally honored to serve as the leader of Compass and I look forward to continuing to be a champion for scholars and supporting them along their educational journey.”

To learn more about J.J. Lewis, visit his Superintendent of Schools page on the CCS website.

About Compass Charter Schools  

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual personalized learning public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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