Susan Lewis named next supervisor for Spectrum

MURFREESBORO — Susan Lewis has been named the next supervisor for Spectrum, the gifted students program for Rutherford County Schools. 

“Over the years, I have had many experiences with teachers, administrators, parents, and especially students that have enriched my life beyond measure,” Lewis said. “I have learned that the gifted students in our county have both diverse needs and great promise.  Since 1987, Rutherford County has developed a variety of services for gifted students to support them in their educational pursuits. 

“It is my hope that we will continue to develop programming options that address the individual needs of our students as they face new challenges.  It is an honor to be a part of this process and to serve as the Spectrum supervisor.”

Lewis replaces Carol Berning who retired at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. 

“I am delighted that Susan Lewis has been approved as the new Spectrum supervisor for Rutherford County Schools,” Berning said. “Mrs. Lewis is an exceptional leader with vast knowledge about gifted education.  I am confident that her experience and leadership will be an asset to our school system and community.”

Lewis began her career with Rutherford County in 1987 as one of the first two teachers of the gifted and has spent the past 25 years working with gifted students on the elementary and middle school levels. Most recently, she served as the Spectrum teacher for grades 6-8 at Blackman Middle School.

In addition, the Tennessee Association of the Gifted named her Teacher of the Year in 1995.