Mack Lewis has a degree in English from Southern Oregon University. He’s also 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 member of the Teacher Advisory Board to Scholastic’s Storyworks Magazine, and a frequent contributor to several of Scholastic’s classroom magazines such as Scope and Scholastic News. He has also contributed articles to 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 Central Point Elementary’s intermediate writing program. His work also appears on TeachersPasTeachers.com, Scribd, and Currclick.
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. At CPE he’s spearheaded the Campus Tree Project and the 5th Grade Baby Picture Program. You can visit The Daily Platypus, Mack’s public school site, for more information about his teaching.
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 (in 2000 and in 2007). His 2007 JV team went 23-2 and was undefeated in league play. His 2006 American Legion team was a state semi-finalist, and all his teams are consistent twenty-game winners. After a two year leave of absence, he returned to the field for the 2012 season.
Mack is married for over thirty years to Cathy Lewis, a former teacher and presently an aspiring textile artist. They have two grown sons. Their eldest, Darryl, is a web page designer living in Medford, while their youngest, Dain, is in his final year studying media arts and animation at the Art Institute of Portland. Contact Mr. Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.