New CTE/Secondary Director Appointed for HCS

Madison Lewis has been named Director of Career and Technical Education and Secondary Education for Haywood County Schools.  

Madison graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin and obtained her Master of Science in Agriculture from Tennessee State University.  While completing her graduate degree, Madison also worked as a graduate assistant at TSU where she assisted with grant writing, maintained laboratory operations, and researched Agricultural Literacy Among the Generations.

 Upon completion of her master’s degree, Madison took a job as the Agricultural Science teacher at Ripley High School.  While at Ripley, she devised strategies for growth and interest in the Ag/Science program, maintained a school/community garden while involving students in growing various crops, and planned events and field trips to garner interest in agriculture.  

In 2019, Madison accepted a position in Haywood County Schools as the Agricultural Science teacher at Haywood High School.  In this role, she taught students about various agricultural techniques through diverse experiments as well as participated in various professional conferences to gain knowledge about the latest innovations in the agricultural field.

As the Director of CTE/Secondary Education for Haywood County Schools, Madison will oversee the development of innovative career and technology instructional programs while partnering with local industries to ensure post-secondary job opportunities for students upon graduation.  She will also evaluate the career and technology program effectiveness based on evaluative findings as well as ensure that student progress is evaluated and that findings are used to make the career and technology program more effective.

“Madison brings both experience and energy to the role of Career and Technical and Secondary Director of Education.  We’re very excited to see what she will bring to this position in HCS as we continue to grow our CTE program,” said HCS Superintendent Joey Hassell.