Mack Lewis has a degree in English and a post-bac certificate in education from Southern Oregon University. In 2004 he became one of just four teachers in the Central Point School District to have achieved National Board Certification, an honor extended to only a small percentage of the nation’s teaching force. He is a long-time member of the Teacher Advisory Board to Scholastic’s Storyworks Magazine, and a successful writer of education-related material, frequently contributing to such Scholastic classroom magazines as Scholastic News and Scope. His 38th play, The Birthmark, appeared in the Jan. 2013 issue of Scope. He has also written articles for Instructor Magazine, and has published three educational books through Scholastic Professional including Read Aloud Plays: Symbols of America (2003), Read-Aloud Plays: Classic Short Stories (2010), and Super Sentences and Perfect Paragraphs (2009), which is the basis of much of CPE’s intermediate writing program. His work also appears on TeachersPasTeachers.com, Scribd, and Currclick. You can visit www.macklewis.com, mackowiecki.com, or readaloudplays.com for more on Mack’s writing.
Mack taught for 15 years at Sams Valley Elementary prior to moving to CPE beginning with the 2008-09 school year. Sams Valley’s Sportsmanship Floor Hockey Tourney and the 5th Grade Baby Picture Program are two long-standing annual events he created. In 2007 he also collaborated with Brock Rowley, Mark Elias, and fellow SVE teacher Charles Hadley to bring back the Sams Valley Mini-Marathon. Mack also spearheaded the Central Point Skate Park, as well as campus tree planting projects at CPE and at Anhorn Field.
In his spare time Mack plays a lot of basketball, snowboards, and backpacks. Since 1994 he’s also been a baseball coach at Crater High School, where he’s been a part of two state championships (2000 and 2007). He’s been the head JV coach for ten years.
Mack has been married for over thirty years to Cathy Lewis, an aspiring textile artist and former classroom teacher. They have two grown sons. The eldest, Darryl, an RCC honors graduate, is a web page designer who lives in Medford, while Dain has a BS in media arts and animation from the Art Institute of Portland and works in the video gaming field. Contact Mr. Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.