A native of Jeanerette, Louisiana, and a resident of Upper Marlboro, MD, Jubria Lewis has been on the forefront of change and leadership since the young age of 13, empowering and mobilizing young people in the Acadiana region of Louisiana. Jubria Lewis is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge with a bachelor‘s in secondary education and a master’s in educational administration and policy from Howard University.
Upon graduating from LSU, Jubria joined the DC Region of Teach For America and served as a 5th grade teacher at James G. Birney Elementary in Southeast Washington, DC, and then went on to Prince George’s County Public Schools as a Social Studies and College Summit Educator at Surrattsville High School, where he received the 2009 Capital Region College Summit Educator of the Year Award for doubling the college acceptance rate for the 2008-2009 school year. Jubria’s impact extends beyond the doors of schools. He has served on several boards and continues his public service through various organizations. He served as vice-chair of the board of Capital Cause, Inc. and currently serves as the board chair of From Within Mentoring, Inc. and the president of the Al Sura Foundation. Mr. Lewis is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he serves as the scholarship chairperson and the director of education for his local chapter of Omicron Eta Lambda.
Currently, Mr. Jubria Lewis serves as the principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School, a high-performing day school in Washington, DC that has gained Rising School Distinction by the Office of State Superintendent of Education for its increasing student performance, becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme World School Candidate, and receiving accreditation from the American Academy for Liberal Education—all under his leadership. He also is the founder of the Urban School Leader’s Institute, which aims to close the gap of school principals of color in the nation. He is also pursing a doctorate in educational leadership and policy at Howard University. Jubria Lewis recently completed the Urban Superintendent’s Academy, a partnership between Howard University and AASA, the School Superintendents Association. He is the father of a rising high school sophomore, Brianna Jordan Lewis.