Compass Charter Schools Superintendent & CEO J.J. Lewis Named to the Valley 200 by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal

By August 15, 2022 News

CONTACT: Kimberly Aguilar, (805) 341-4689

Thousand Oaks, CA Compass Charter Schools (Compass) is excited to announce that its Superintendent & CEO, J.J. Lewis, has been named to the Valley 200 by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for the fourth year in a row.

The July 2022 issue marks “the seventh annual Valley 200, a special standalone book featuring short profiles of the 200 most influential leaders in the Valley area,” shares Charles Crumpley, Editor and Publisher of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. “Congratulations on your status as one of our area’s most influential leaders!”

“J.J. is not only a wonderful Superintendent & CEO, but he is also an amazing human being. His passion, drive, and motivation have continued to inspire me as a parent and in this new journey as a representative of the Board of Directors,” shares Samantha Herrod, chair of the Compass Parent Advisory Council and member of the Board of Directors. “His continued support has not only helped this school to thrive but has molded into one big family, the Compass family.”

Lewis has served as the Superintendent & CEO of Compass since October 2015. He is finishing his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. He holds a 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. In addition, Lewis has a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. 

Lewis serves on the American Association of School Personnel Administrators Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, Association of Personalized Learning Schools & Services Advisory Committee, AVID National Superintendents Collaborative, Digital Learning Collaborative, Digital Learning Annual Conference Advisory Board, El Dorado County Charter SELPA CEO Executive and Selection Committees, The Charter Schools Resource Journal Editorial Board, Small School Districts Association Legislative Committee, and the Wellness for Educators Board of Directors. In addition, Lewis serves on the Central Michigan University National Alumni Association Board of Directors and chairs its Scholarship Committee, is the President of the Central Michigan University Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center Alumni Board of Directors, and is the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity West Coast Domain Director. 

“I am honored to be named to the Valley 200 by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal,” shares Lewis. “It is a true privilege to serve as the Superintendent & CEO of Compass Charter Schools. It is also a privilege to see my amazing team at work, all of whom strive daily to positively impact the lives of the scholars we serve. Every member of my team works tirelessly to support our scholars through our mission, vision, and core values. Congratulations to all who are honored as part of the Valley 200; as a passionate supporter of school choice, I am honored to be named an influential leader in the valley and look forward to continuing to advocate for school choice across California.”

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

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.

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