NEWARK — Krista Lewis is Newark Central School District’s new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
The Board of Education unanimously approved her three-year, probationary appointment Sept. 4. Effective Sept. 5, she has replaced Yvonne Saner who retired June 30 after working 37 years in the school district, the last five as the ASCI.
“We are thrilled to have Krista as our new ASCI,” Superintendent Matt Cook said. “She’s been an exemplary employee in our district and others she has worked in and I know she will do an outstanding job in this new role for the Newark Central School District,’’ Superintendent Matt Cook said this morning.
Lewis, of Newark, who has served as the district’s Director of Pupil Services since February 2008, was picked from an initial field of 39 candidates. Twelve were interviewed by a group of administrators and faculty Aug. 9 and 13 and then the field was narrowed to three. They were then interviewed by groups of administrators and faculty.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work in this new capacity and to continue the challenging work that has been started,” Lewis said today. “This is a district that I believe in, and I am confident that by working together, we can help all of our students achieve and create many opportunities for them in life.”
Prior to becoming NCSD’s Director of Pupil Services, Lewis served as the High School Assistant Principal for the Williamson School District from November 2005 until February 2008.
Before that she was the grades 9-12 Coordinator of Special Education for the Rush-Henrietta School District from July 2005 until November 2005.
Lewis began her teaching career in the Williamson School District in 1996 where she was a special education teacher for a year. During the 1997-98 school year, she was a special education itinerant teacher with Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes. From 1998 until 2004, she was a grades 3-8 special education teacher back in the NCSD. During that time she also served as Supervisor of Special Education at Kelley School from 2000 until 2004.
During the 2004-05 school year, Lewis served as an administrative intern with the NCSD. Her duties included being an assistant to the former Kelley School Principal Chris Mizro and also an assistant to the Director of Pupil Services, who at that time was Yvonne Saner. Lewis received her certificate in advanced study degree from SUNY Oswego; her master’s degree in special education from Nazareth College; and her bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology/audiology from SUNY Geneseo.