Dawn Lewis dreamed of becoming a secondary teacher as a young elementary student. In 1991, she began her teaching career in the Capistrano Unified School District as a middle school English teacher and has spent almost twenty years as a high school teacher. She has a heart for students with special needs and helping them achieve success in their learning experiences. Dawn Lewis also has worked as the AVID Site Coordinator at her high school, encouraging students to perform to high standards to compete and succeed at the college level.
Recently, Dawn Lewis started teaching composition courses as an adjunct professor at Saddleback College. She serves as the co-chair of the South Orange County English Professional Learning Council, seeking to bridge the gap between high school and college performance.
At Biola, she currently teaches Secondary Curriculum, Single Subject Pedagogy – English, and serves as a Student Teaching Supervisor. Her goal is to see K-12 classrooms filled with teachers who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and who are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for educating students in today’s complex classroom settings.