Algebra I & II
Hello! My name is Stephen Lewis and I am super excited to join the New West Charter family for the 2017-2018 school year. I grew up around the corner from New West and graduated from University High School in 2001. After a few years of playing collegiate baseball, I found my true passion for education while tutoring high school students in Chemistry. After I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies in 2008, I moved to Long Beach to complete a Teaching Credential in Mathematics at Long Beach State in 2012.
This will be my first year as a New West Eagle but my 6th year as a mathematics teacher. In my first years in the profession, I taught middle school math in the Watts/Compton area as part of Green Dot Public Schools. I am eager and excited to mold the minds of young adults who are intrinsically motivated to achieve at the highest level possible.
When I’m not lesson planning or designing fun school activities, I enjoy doing almost anything outside. If you can’t find me at the gym, I’m either playing at the park, running on the beach, tending to my vegetable garden, or traveling the world (five continents and counting!). I spend my leisure time cooking, spending time with family, watching movies, going to baseball games (Go Dodgers!), or helping my fiancé study for her next big exam. She’s a graduate from UCLA (Go Bruins!) and is about to complete her Master’s studies in Occupational Therapy.
This year, I will be teaching both Algebra I and Algebra II. In addition, I will be working on establishing a baseball team to accompany the winning traditions of New West Athletics. This will be a great year…and I can’t wait to meet and develop a positive rapport with ALL of you!!!