March 3, 2023

Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Member to the Chicago Board of Education

Miquel A. Lewis, Psy. D. joins the Board of Education with decades of experience over the course of their careers

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CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced Dr. Miquel A. Lewis as the new member who will be joining Chicago’s Board of Education.   

“I am thrilled to have Dr. Lewis step into this role," said Mayor Lightfoot. “His years of experience serving young people who are impacted by other institutions will be a great asset to our board and will benefit our students and teachers.”  

As a lifelong resident of Chicago, Dr. Lewis has been committed to serving a population of children that are often overlooked. He is the acting Director of Probation Services at the Cook County Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department. Dr. Lewis leads project teams in designing and implementing strategic public safety initiatives, identifying progress monitoring metrics, analyzing outcomes data, and presenting department-level reports to judicial, legislative, and executive branch leaders of local government to inform their work. Dr. Lewis has fifteen years of experience in forensic and organizational psychology in the public safety sector of local government.   

In addition, Dr. Lewis provides education and training to graduate-level students and professionals pursuing continued education certification. He serves on Supreme Court Advisory Board and Illinois Probation and Court Services Board and is the former Chairman of Noble Network of Charter Schools. Dr. Lewis graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, where he received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Lewis received his B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University.   

“What a privilege. I am honored by the opportunity to serve the students and the City of Chicago in this way,” said Dr. Lewis. “Education is critical in the lives of our youth, and this is a pivotal time in education for Chicago Public Schools and its students. As a trained Behavioral Health Practitioner, I look forward to sharing my expertise and experiences as a resource to center our work on the emotional wellbeing and academic success of our students.”