Incoming Faculty 2022
We are delighted to welcome a group of accomplished educators to the The Lewis School family. As experienced teachers and successful administrators, they bring fresh inspiration, organizational leadership, and teaching innovation to us as well as a diversity of specialized training and credentials that align ideally with The Lewis School’s mission and vision for the future.
Lewis School Master Teachers and senior administrators are also assuming new leadership rolls. They will mentor the incoming staff and returning alumni as they train in The Lewis Clinic and the classrooms of the school. Lewis is thrilled to prepare the next generation of expert professionals in the proprietary research-based education that is unique to Lewis.
We extend the warmest possible welcome to our new colleagues and to our entire professional community as we prepare to celebrate the school’s Fiftieth Anniversary in 2023.
We are very happy to welcome Megan Owen to The Lewis School as Director of School Office Management and look forward to significantly transforming our main office services and technology with Megan’s guidance. Born and raised in Hamilton New Jersey, Megan attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where she majored in History for her undergraduate degree, and earned her Masters in Secondary Education.
Early on in her career, Megan taught History, Psychology and Law throughout the United School District of Indiana Pennsylvania as a substitute high school instructor. She served as a Master’s Lead Counselor for children with ADD/ADHD at Indiana County’s Community Guidance Center, and worked in Admissions and Student Finance as a Student Coordinator for WyoTech in Blairsville, PA, a reputed college level automotive training school.
Megan brings a high level of technology, project management, and administrative expertise to Lewis. At Learning Sciences International, she coordinated the implementation of new technology tools and the construction of needed SOP for their support. She developed internal onboarding and training procedures for the company’s new hires, and helped school districts all over the country to incorporate new educational software and data systems.
Megan is a team player and leader with terrific intrapersonal skills, and talent for service to others and our mission. She is organized, grounded, effective and productive. She has a tremendous work ethic and desire to “get things done and done right”. She learns new concepts quickly, works well under pressure, and communicates clearly and effectively, a definite positive for our parents and the public.
Without kindness, consideration and empathy, however, even superb executive functioning and technical achievement alone are never enough. Megan can claim both aspects of strong character and ability. She is caring, flexible, genuinely approachable and supportive, and a consummate, no-nonsense professional.
Megan is a Triathlon athlete who loves to read, take on challenges, work out, and enjoys going to the beach, parks, swimming and exploring with her daughter. The School has already benefited from positive changes Megan has spearheaded in the Main Office and elsewhere at school. We feel very fortunate to have her on board!
“I am thrilled to join The Lewis School community and help fulfill the wonderful mission and vision the school has.”
The Lewis School warmly welcomes the return of David Young as Director of Institutional Initiatives and Strategy. David brings a diversity of expertise, leadership experience and talent to Lewis, and the influence of an extraordinary family legacy by way of New Grange School founder, Lois Young. David earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from The College of Wooster in Ohio, and his Masters in School Counseling from Rider University in Lawrenceville New Jersey.
His key career accomplishments and service are outstanding. Recently David served as a Disabilities Policy Specialist for ETS in Princeton. From 2014-2019 he was a Learning Specialist, Faculty Peer Mentor, and Class Dean at The Pennington School. He was Director of The Learning Center at The George School, Director of Admissions and Dean of Students at Lewis, and Student Counselor for The Thomas R. Grover Middle School in West Windsor New Jersey. He served as a Certified Teacher-Trainer and Travelling Faculty for the All Kinds of Minds Institute a nationally recognized program at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Born in Manhattan and raised in Princeton, David is an empathetic professional, informed, creative, and attuned. He is a team player who wholeheartedly supports his colleagues, our students, parents, and the school’s mission. He thrives on problem solving, outreach, building new relationships, and improving the status quo. David brings valuable experience as an educator who has interfaced with public and private schools, and diverse educational entities as a facilitator.
David is an inveterate soccer fan who enjoys his yellow lab, Stella, loves to cook and spend summers with family in Maine or down at the Jersey Shore. With two college-aged sons and another in junior high, David reflects and endorses strong family values. It is evident to those who get to know him that family matters – his own and his Lewis School family.
“After 15 years away, I am pleased to return and excited to find The Lewis School strong and moving toward its strategic vision for the future. I look forward to contributing significantly to our continued success.”
Hi! My name is Elizabeth Galante. I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am currently a second-year graduate student at Seton Hall University receiving my masters in Speech-Language Pathology. In my free time I enjoy reading, drawing, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
This past June I completed my first clinical internship at Barclay Brook elementary school in Monroe, New Jersey. There I worked with, treated, and assessed students who have apraxia, ADHD, ASD, articulation, and expressive and receptive language disorders from ages 3 to 10 years old.
During my time at The Lewis School of Princeton I am looking forward to utilizing and expanding my current knowledge and skills in such a prestigious Speech-language pathology and educational setting. My goal is to develop positive and motivating rapport with staff and students while delivering unique, individualized, and targeted therapy for all students to improve academic success and self-esteem.
My name is Amy Napoli, and I am so excited to become a staff member at The Lewis School! I spent the summer of 2021 as the clinical speech extern working with the students, and was absolutely thrilled to be asked back as a full time Speech/Language Pathologist in January 2022.
I am an alumna of The College of New Jersey, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in cognitive psychology, as well as a minor in Communication Disorders. I graduated from Montclair State University in January 2022, where I received my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology.
I have learned so much in my short time at The Lewis School, and have grown to love the atmosphere, the students, and the staff. I am eager to continue evolving as an SLP, and watching your children grow into scholars and productive young people.
When I am not doing schoolwork or treating clients in the clinic, I love to travel and hike. I am an avid reader and sports fan, and I love to be outside. I have always enjoyed spending time with children, and I feel as though we can learn just as much from them as they can from us.
“At The Lewis School, I am looking forward to learning from the students and becoming a better, more knowledgeable, empathetic, and creative clinician. I am excited to continue my work at Lewis!”