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Compass Charter Schools Superintendent & CEO J.J. Lewis Is Honored As 2021 Modern Governance 100 Recipient in the Community Ally Category
Thousand Oaks, CA, September 22, 2021. J.J. Lewis, Compass Charter Schools (Compass) Superintendent & CEO, is recognized as a 2021 Modern Governance 100 recipient in the Community Ally category by Diligent.
The Modern Governance 100 was designed to provide board members, elected officials, executives, and peers the opportunity to honor governance, IT, audit, risk, compliance, and ESG professionals and the significant contributions they are responsible for. This year, the program is particularly poignant with the introduction of six categories for nominations, showing the breadth of responsibilities including diversity and sustainability practices, digital transformation, cyber risk management, risk, compliance and audit, and finally, a commitment to local communities.
“As a recipient of the Outstanding Community Ally category, our panel of expert judges has recognized Lewis’ outstanding commitment to supporting the local community and school district by driving positive changes in governance practices at Compass Charter Schools. On behalf of the category judges, Heather Masshardt, Alex Fike, and MarKeith Allen, I would like to extend my congratulations and applaud you for your exemplary contributions to your organization,” shares Brian Stafford, Diligent CEO. “My sincere congratulations Lewis, on being named to this remarkable group of professionals from around the world. Behind every successful organization is a transformational leader – and I commend you for being that individual.”
Lewis has served as the Superintendent & CEO of Compass since October 2015. He holds his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in history and political science. Lewis is currently finishing his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. He has a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Lewis serves on many boards and committees, including the American Association of School Personnel Administrators Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, AVID National Superintendents Collaborative, The Charter Schools Resource Journal Editorial Board, and the Wellness for Educators Board of Directors.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a 2021 Modern Governance 100 recipient in the Community Ally category,” shares Lewis. “I continue to pledge my commitment to supporting Compass Charter Schools in driving positive change, growth, success, and equity for all scholars. I feel immensely honored to be considered a trailblazer in this space, and even more honored to be serving alongside an amazing team at Compass who are the true leaders of this important work.”
To learn more about Lewis, visit his Superintendent of Schools page on the Compass website.
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About Compass Charter Schools
Compass Charter Schools is a WASC-accredited virtual personalized learning public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout California. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, Compass offers two personalized learning programs. Compass 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.