This school leader is being honored. Find out how she is helping improve her district, and schools across the state.


The New York State Council of School Superintendents will honor Malverne Superintendent of Schools Lorna R. Lewis March 5 with its Appreciation Award. This honor is in recognition of Lewis’ exemplary leadership and enormous positive impact on education throughout New York state.

As a tireless advocate for students and future leaders, Lewis has been instrumental in the development of programs and curriculum that benefit learners, teachers and administrators. She has also presented workshops on topics including diversity and inclusion, using data to improve instruction and programs to ensure that all students are college and career ready.

Lewis serves as a member of the state’s blue ribbon commission deliberating to frame the new measures for graduation for students. She also co-chairs the curriculum committee for the superintendents’ council.

Lewis has over 40 years of experience in education and joined the Malverne Union Free School District as superintendent on July 1, 2020. She holds a bachelor of science in physics from Fordham University, a master of science in teaching physics from Rutgers University, and two master’s degrees and a doctorate in science education (Ed.D.) from Teachers College, Columbia University.