Deana Lewis named new principal of Jackson Park Elementary

Deana Lewis named new principal of Jackson Park Elementary
Posted on 06/21/2017
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Deana Lewis has been named the new principal of Jackson Park Elementary. She has been part of Kannapolis City Schools since 1999 and has most recently served as an Assistant Principal of Kannapolis Intermediate School (currently being converted to become G.W. Carver Elementary). She will replace Dr. Erin Anderson.

 

Deana Lewis grew up in Kannapolis City Schools and attended Jackson Park as a student. She graduated from A.L. Brown High School and UNC Charlotte and returned to Kannapolis City Schools as a teacher. She began her KCS career as a third grade teacher at Jackson Park. She then moved to Fred L. Wilson Elementary to become the Title I Reading Coach and was promoted to Assistant Principal of Kannapolis Intermediate School in 2012. She will now return to Jackson Park as the school’s principal.

 

“Jackson Park is my home,” Lewis said. “I attended this school, and my parents attended this school. My first teaching job in Kannapolis City Schools was at Jackson Park. I’m very excited to return here. The staff and students are wonderful, and I’m looking forward to working with the Jackson Park families and the Jackson Park neighborhood. I’ll miss my colleagues and the students at KIS, but this is a true calling for me. I really feel that I’m back home.”

 

KCS Superintendent, Dr. Chip Buckwell, believes Deana Lewis is the perfect person to lead Jackson Park Elementary. “Ms. Lewis has a passion for education and has been part of Kannapolis City Schools for her entire life. She's a wonderful educator and is respected by everyone in our district. She'll be an excellent leader for Jackson Park.”

Deana Lewis earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNC Charlotte. Her bachelor’s degree is in Elementary Education, and her master’s degree is in Reading K-12. She also earned her Certificate in Administration Licensure from UNC Charlotte. She received her Academically and Intellectually Gifted certificate from UNC Chapel Hill.

 

Deana Lewis will begin her new role as Jackson Park principal immediately. Her position as Assistant Principal at G.W. Carver Elementary will be filled by Colleen Frawley, who had previously served as an assistant principal of Kannapolis Intermediate School. 

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