Meet Our President
DeMarcus Antonio Lewis is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri who comes from humble beginnings with a strong foundation of faith, values, and a tenacious work ethic.
He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Science from the historic Alabama A&M University, School of Education in 2009. He earned his Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Leadership from McDaniel College, Summa Cum Laude in 2016.
During college, he was selected to attend both the 6th and 7th Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institutes in New York City. He has also had the unique opportunity to intern at the National Council for Community & Education Partnerships in Washington, DC. During his tenure he worked on a Model for African American Family Research with an outreach to the African American Male for the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference and Youth Leadership Summit.
He was privileged to be selected to attend the George Washington Teachers Institute in Mount Vernon, which is a highly competitive program for teachers that consists of an intensive week of study and discussion on critical periods in American history and the remarkable role George Washington played in the founding of our nation at Washington’s home.
Professionally, DeMarcus began his work teaching 5th grade at a private Christian school in Huntsville, AL. He joined Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 2009, where he served as a middle and high school social studies teacher He has also served in the capacity of a Right Start Advisor, a position designed to function in the role of mentor to 1st - 3rd year teachers and new hires training them to be results oriented, as well as acclimating them to the philosophy, goals, and responsibilities of the teaching profession. Mr. Lewis is currently a middle school administrator and one of the leading voices for equity in the school system. He served as lead of College & Career Connection (c3) at First Baptist Church of Glenarden under the ID Young Adult Ministry. He has had the opportunity to teach and interact with a diverse body of students from wide ranging cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, which is and continues to be an invaluable experience. DeMarcus is passionately committed to ensuring the success of our future generation’s educational and spiritual well being, doing his part in creating a globally competitive public education model which is critical for ensuring the future advancement of our country in every aspect.