ALAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Executive Director
P.O. Box 65204
Washington, DC 20035
Dr. Nancy Lewin has served in a variety of positions over her 23-year career, including Special Education Director and Chief Academic Officer with Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia, Adjunct Professor with University of St. Thomas in Houston, School Administrator with Alief Independent School District, and Bilingual Teacher with Houston Independent School District. She has vast experience with ESL, bilingual education, dual language, STEM, career technology education, gifted and special education programs.
She was a member of the ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy (SLA) Cohort V, where she saw first-hand the significant impact the organization is making in access for Latinos.
Dr. Lewin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Minor in Bilingual/ESL Education from Texas Southern University, a Master of Arts in Supervision and Administration from University of Houston-Victoria, and a Doctor of Education degree in Professional Leadership from University of Houston. In addition, Dr. Lewin is a Rice University - Rice Educators Entrepreneurial Program (REEP) Fellow and graduate of Annenberg Foundation A+ Leadership Academy.
Dr. Lewin has extensive experience in both urban and rural public school settings and has worked to close the achievement gap and prepare students for college and career pathways. Her support for students includes emphasis on implementation of Multi-Tiered Support Strategies and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) has led to changing the academic trajectories of many students. She believes in mitigating the factors that all too often lead to students dropping out of school.
Dr. Lewin’s life story is a humble testament to the power of education. She is the youngest of twelve in a migrant worker family. She knew the meaning of hard work through field labor and took advantage of every educational opportunity.