Dr. David Lewis

Aerospace and Aviation Cluster Lead

Dr. David A. Lewis is a veteran educator with 32 years of public education experience as a
teacher, school administrator, and district leader. Dr. Lewis was named Superintendent of
Wayne County Public Schools in July 2021, where he served until his retirement in April 2023.
Prior to taking the helm of the 21st largest school district in North Carolina, Dr. Lewis spent
more than seven years as a WCPS assistant superintendent. During this time, areas under his
leadership included: accountability, testing, OCR, PowerSchool, EVAAS district administrator,
special projects, technology integration/support, program evaluation, student assignment
(Regular Ed), district calendar committee, principal evaluation and support, NC School Report
Card, transportation, school staffing allotments, student services, and athletics. From June 2020
through October 2020, Dr. Lewis also served as the school district’s interim finance officer.

Prior to being named an assistant superintendent, Dr. Lewis served as executive director for
information technology/athletics, director of elementary education/athletics, principal of
Rosewood Elementary, principal of Rosewood High, and assistant principal of Goldsboro High.
He also taught and later served as an assistant principal at John A. Holmes High School in
Edenton, North Carolina. Dr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in English education, a master’s
degree in school administration, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership.