The Seneca Valley school year starts Tuesday, and with it comes a host of new faces in different roles around the district.
To help you get to know your educators a bit better, Cranberry Patch is launching “New Faces,” a series of mini-profiles. Today, we feature Heather Lewis, athletic director.
Name: Heather Lewis
Position: Athletic Director
What position did you hold before joining SV in your new role?
Former head field hockey coach and associate athletics director at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
Tell us about your new role at Seneca Valley. What are your goals for the school year? What are you most excited about?
My new role includes total oversight and supervision of the district’s athletics and activities program. Goals include making sure all of our student-athletes have a positive and successful athletic season.
It’s critically important that we offer students in our district a comprehensive program of extracurricular clubs and activities. A personal goal is to engage myself in the district and to get to know the surrounding communities and supporters of Raiders’ athletics and the district, as a whole.
I am most excited about the opportunity to provide rewarding, successful athletic experiences for our students, work with a tremendously talented group of coaches and be surrounded by very nice and supportive colleagues.
We want to get to know you better. Tell us about your life outside the district. Any fun hobbies?
I am a sports enthusiast—I love all sports. I’m a believer in the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. I walked the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon for the first time with my sister this year—I look forward to doing it again in 2013. While I don’t play enough to be very good, I love the game of golf. Not necessarily a hobby, but one of my true joys in life is animals—any animal!
What is your own favorite school memory?
The impact my coaches and teachers had on my scholastic experience, the lessons (in and out of the classroom) they taught me, the counsel they provided and the support they gave in life’s challenging times.