Monica Lewis has taken over as the School District of Philadelphia’s new deputy chief of communications.
Lewis will lead the district media relations and web management strategy, according to the district.
She also will work with school leaders, principals, teachers and staff to develop and implement media strategies for the 200,000-student district, among other things.
Lewis’ media relations experience spans more than than 20 years, where she has worked for Mastery Charter Schools, AmeriHealth Caritas, Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the Urban League of Philadelphia.
Lewis has worked as a reporter with The Philadelphia Tribune, ESPN Magazine and The Courier Post. She has bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.