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Charles H. Lewis

ESS Consultant 
Education Support Services Group

Cell:  (714) 318-3137


With over 30 years of public school experience, Dr. Charles "Chuck" Lewis began his career as a high school teacher, next a junior high school teacher, and then he moved into positions of leadership.  He was an assistant principal, an elementary school principal, and Director of Human Resources for Anaheim City School District.  He was the Chief Personnel Officer for Tustin Unified School District until his retirement.  In that cabinet-level position, Dr. Lewis was responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and administering the district’s personnel system, including classified and certificated employees and programs; overseeing position control; planning, implementing, and administering the district’s health and welfare programs and worker’s compensation, among other responsibilities.  He was also chief negotiator for the district for both certificated and classified personnel.  Dr. Lewis was instrumental in moving the Personnel Services department significantly forward in the use of technology in evaluations, hiring, and workflow processing.

Dr. Lewis earned a bachelor of arts in communication arts/science from the University of Southern California and a master of arts in TESOL from United States International University.  He earned a doctorate in educational leadership also from the University of Southern California and he holds a single subject teaching credential, English; a language development specialist certificate; and an administrative services credential.

Dr. Lewis possesses strong finance skills and is also highly competent in technology.  He has furthered his knowledge and expertise by participation in programs such as AALRR’s FRISK© training; ACSA Personnel Academy; ACSA Symposium for Negotiators; ACSA Personnel Institute; and School Action for Safety & Health by UCLA/Committee on Health & Safety, among others.  He has won such honors as ACSA Region 17 Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year 2018; MIND Research Institute Honorable Mention 2008; and MIND Research Institute Outstanding Principal 2009.

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