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Karitha Lewis


Educational Director

FOCH Hegeman Avenue Center

Karitha Lewis is the Educational Director at our Friends of Crown Heights Hegeman Avenue Center, located at 921 Hegeman Avenue in the East New York section of Brooklyn. She is a career educator and early childhood specialist who for the past eight years has served in various teaching capacities at several of our sites -- including our Hegeman center where she previously served as lead teacher in the Universal Pre-K program. She brings to her directorial position nearly a decade of continuous professional experience and expertise in the field and a commitment to rigorous instruction in a nurturing, child-centered and creative classroom environment that effectively engages our children as active learners.

Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle, and the Master of Science degree in General and Special Education (Birth-Grade 2) from the Touro College Graduate School of Education. She also holds the New York State Teacher Certification in both Early Childhood and Special Education. 

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