David Lewis appointed to fill Carlsbad School Board District IV chair

David Lewis was elected to fill the vacant position for board member of district IV on July 20, 2021.

The Carlsbad Municipal School board voted to approve the appointment of David Lewis to fill the vacant District IV seat. 

The vacancy was left by former board member Trent Cornum who resigned after moving to a different district within Carlsbad. 

Lewis, a lifelong resident of Carlsbad, said he graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1973.   

“The vision that I have for education in the community is to see Carlsbad at the very top when it comes to educating the children of Carlsbad and also the future leaders,” Lewis said. 

Lewis said he wants to see teachers, parents and students come to Carlsbad rather than leave.  

Lewis said his 16-year career as an emergency responder and 18 years as a senior training coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy tribal education program have prepared him for his new position. During his time at the Department of Energy Lewis said he was responsible for building curriculum for classes, writing lesson plans and developing tests and student evaluations.