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 (Baton Rouge) with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master of Arts from Howard University in Educational Administration and Policy.
Upon graduation from LSU, Jubria decided to join the DC Region of Teach For America where he served as a 5th grade teacher at James G. Birney Elementary in SE Washington, DC and then Prince George’s County Public Schools as a Social Studies and College Summit educator at Surrattsville High School, where he was the recipient of the 2009 Capital Region College Summit Educator of the Year Award for doubling the college acceptance rate for SY 2008-2009. Jubria’s impact extends beyond the doors of a school where he has served on several boards and continuing his public service through various organizations. He served as the board’s Vice Chair 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 Director of School Improvement for The SEED Foundation, the nation’s first college-prep network of boarding schools for students grade 6-12. Prior to joining SEED, Mr. Lewis served for eight years as the Principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School, a high performing day school in Washington, DC where the school gained Rising School Distinction by the Office of State Superintendent of Education for its increasing student performance, becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP World School, and AALE accredited all under his leadership. Jubria is also pursuing an Ed.D at Howard University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Jubria Lewis has recently completed the Urban Superintendent’s Academy, a partnership between Howard University and AASA and was awarded the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund 40 Under 40 Award. He is the father of a high school sophomore daughter, Brianna Jordan Lewis.