FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2022
CONTACT: Kimberly Aguilar, (805) 341-4689
Thousand Oaks, CA – J.J. Lewis, Compass Charter Schools (Compass) Superintendent & CEO, is recognized as a 2022 Modern Governance 100 recipient for the second year in a row; this year in the Boards & Governance Innovator category by Diligent. Diligent formally announced this year’s recipients on Monday, September 12 at the Modern Governance Summit.
The Modern Governance 100 is designed to provide board members, elected officials, executives, and peers the opportunity to honor governance, risk, compliance, and ESG professionals. It recognizes the important contributions that Lewis has made to impact Compass and the community.
“As a recipient in the Boards & Governance Innovator category, our panel of expert judges has recognized Lewis’ outstanding work to champion the ability for board members and executives to collaborate quickly and securely to get things done effectively and to move at the speed of business,” shares Brian Stafford, Diligent CEO. “On behalf of the category judges, Susan Forrester, TK Kerstetter, and Lisa Edwards, I would like to extend my congratulations and applaud you for your exemplary contributions to your organization. And, my sincere congratulations on being named to this remarkable group of professionals from around the world. Behind every successful organization is a modern leader – and I commend you for being that individual.”
Lewis has served as the Superintendent & CEO of Compass since October 2015. During his tenure, he has created opportunities for educational partners to elevate their voice at Compass through the Scholar Leadership Council, Parent Advisory Council, and Staff Advisory Committee. He has also worked with his team to shine a light on the work of Compass through quarterly newsletters, The Compass Chronicle, annual reports, and an increased social media presence, including blogs and testimonials.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a 2022 Modern Governance 100 recipient in the Boards & Governance Innovator category,” shares Lewis. “I am incredibly proud of our board of directors that we have assembled at Compass. They are true thought leaders and thought partners who are invested in our Compass Experience and use time at our regular board meetings to understand where we are today and dream of where we can be tomorrow. All this work is in service to our scholars, parents, and staff – dreaming for a brighter tomorrow by being scholar centered and putting our scholars first. It has been an honor to serve and be part of this amazing Compass family.”
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.