Joe Lewis, a devoted board member of the Caney Valley Public Faculty District, obtained the Oklahoma State Faculty Board Affiliation Distinguished Service Award earlier this 12 months.
In 1982, Lewis started the primary of eight consecutive phrases on the board of the Caney Valley Public Faculties.
"He has served on the board for thus lengthy that even members who grew up locally do not forget that he was on the board after they have been at Caney Valley Excessive Faculty," wrote the president of the college board, Dr. Sue Woods, in his nomination and in addition described Lewis. as your mentor
“Joe has helped information the board in a number of troublesome instances. These embody these frequent disputes and misunderstandings, together with bond points and repercussions after contentious consolidation, ”mentioned Woods. "In essence, if Joe considers one thing applicable, it's the precise factor to do."
The superintendent of the Caney Valley Public Faculty District, Rick Peters, described Lewis as a pillar of the neighborhood with impeccable character.
"I can truthfully say that Caney Valley wouldn’t have had the success it has achieved with out the management, steerage and commitments of Joe Lewis," Peters mentioned.