I love being a part of the admin team at Smart’s Mill Middle School and the Leesburg community. Mavericks are great kids who make everyday a great time for me. Although you may not believe it, I enjoy lunch duty. It's a time when I can talk with kids and get to know them.
My American hero is Frederick Douglass because he came to understand the power of literacy and education. I too have a passion for education and enjoy working with students and families. I am especially inspired by the kids during their middle school years and helping them develop into confident teens and lifelong learners.
I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Spanish from Howard University. I’m still using the skills I learned in there and have become fluent in Spanish. I continued my education at American University and earned a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. I later earned an additional master’s in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix. I was a classroom teacher for 11 years, teaching English to adults and children from all over the world. I came to Sterling Middle School in Loudoun County as an EL teacher in 2005. After deciding to leave the classroom and become an administrator, I moved to Seneca Ridge Middle School. I was a dean and assistant principal there for 3 years in each position.
I have 2 children. My 13 year old is a Raven at River Bend Middle School where she enjoys being a member of the Orchestra. My 7 year old is a Horizon Elementary School Comet. The kids are involved in dance and fencing. We spend our family time hiking, playing games, watching movies, and having fun with family and friends.E-mail Cynthia Lewis