• Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools Bio

    Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee began his work with the Indianapolis Public Schools in September of 2013, after serving the previous three years as Chief of Staff for Durham Public Schools.

    Prior to this, the 16-year education veteran served as Regional Superintendent for Guilford County Schools in North Carolina where he also worked as an instructional improvement officer and school principal.

    Dr. Ferebee’s extensive experience in attenuating the impact of poverty on academic achievement boasts strategic turnaround for struggling Title I schools, double-digit gains in End of Course Assessments (ECA) for Biology, Algebra and English, and aggressive reductions in the dropout rate with concurrent increases in the graduation rate as compared to state performance.

    Dr. Ferebee earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in School Administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University.

    Career Highlights

    Dr. Ferebee reduced the number of schools in Durham designated by the state as “low performing” to zero.

    He led North Carolina in the number of middle schools making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) among large urban school districts.

    Dr. Ferebee implemented a pre-Advanced Placement curriculum accessible to all middle school students.

    He increased secondary math performance to a proficiency rate above 95%.

    Dr. Ferebee, a successful grant writer, has garnered millions via the prestigious federal Race to the Top Grant among a host of school improvement funding.

    Previous Employment

    July 2009-July 2010

    Regional Superintendent of Guilford County Schools
    Greensboro, NC

    January 2007-July 2009
    Instructional Improvement Officer
    Guilford County Schools
    Greensboro, NC

    July 2005-January 2007
    Principal
    Guilford County Schools
    Greensboro, NC

    July 2001-July 2005
    Principal
    Guilford County Schools
    High Point, NC

    July 2000-July 2001
    Assistant Principal
    Granville County Schools
    Creedmoor, NC