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Dr. Crawford Lewis (GA '94)

At the time of the Award, Dr. Crawford Lewis was:

Snapfinger Elementary School
Decatur, GA

Biographical Information

"Educators must join forces with child advocacy groups to ensure that the rights and privileges of all children are protected," says Crawford Lewis, principal of Snapfinger Elementary School in Decatur. Under Dr. Lewis' leadership, the school has recently implemented two major programs. Project SHARE (School and Home Advocating Respect for Education) is designed to improve the study habits of students, encourage parents to assist children with their homework and promote reading at school and in the family setting as an integral part of daily life. SCORE (Snapfinger Concentrating on Remaining Excellent) provides teachers with instructional resources to assist them in implementing innovative approaches. "The aim of SCORE," says Dr. Lewis, "is to increase student achievement through improved instruction." Dr. Lewis has also been instrumental in the development of an adult mentoring program which offers a support system for parents as well as students.