Rebecca Lewis works to promote the integration of rigorous academic content with opportunities for students to develop essential skills necessary for success in postsecondary education and the workplace. She seeks to excite students about learning in formal and informal education settings, while giving them the tools to succeed in their educational pursuits and beyond. Lewis is a managing project director for Education Development Center’s (EDC) College and Workforce Success portfolio, a national leader that builds the capacity of all youth and adults—especially students of color, English Learners, students with disabilities, girls, rural students, and low-income students—to succeed in postsecondary education and a range of careers in a rapidly evolving workplace.
Lewis has worked with schools, districts, corporate funders, and community-based partners on EDC programs. She is the Director of EDC’s Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Program Office, in which capacity she leads the provision of technical assistance to support the innovative ABE program’s sites and participating teachers. Previously, she co-led the Ford Motor Company-funded Ford PAS project which developed—and provides technical assistance and professional development for—a program that has evolved from an academically rigorous high school curriculum integrating academic and career education into a comprehensive community-wide high school reform strategy (Ford Next Generation Learning).
Lewis brings extensive expertise in developing a wide range of STEM curriculum and professional development materials. She contributes her science content knowledge, teaching experience, and skills in research and materials development to advising projects on their efforts to design instructional resources and support for teachers.