Osborn Will Lead Helix Charter

LA MESA -- The Helix Charter High School governing board members have announced a replacement for Executive Director Michael Lewis, Ed.D., who will retire at the end of this school year. Kevin Osborn, co-author of Helix’s original charter application, has been named as the school’s next leader.

Osborn has worked in the education field since 1988, and has been at Helix since 1992. He started as a teacher, and has served as ASB Advisor, Dean of Students, and, most recently, a Grade Level Principal since 2003. In his time at Helix, he has been involved with every aspect of the school’s leadership from program and policy development, to community relations, facilities planning, fiscal management, and human resources.  

Osborn stated, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the next Executive Director of Helix Charter High School. I look forward to serving the students, parents, faculty, staff, and community. The success of our students, in and out of the classroom, will continue to be our number one priority.”

Osborn received his undergraduate degree and teaching credential from San Diego State University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Science. He also holds an Administrative Services Credential, and a Masters of Science degree in Educational Administration.

“We selected Mr. Osborn from a field of very qualified candidates. He comes with a wealth of experience and is ready to lead Helix in our mission and vision and represent our tradition of excellence in academics and athletics for years to come,” said Helix Charter High School Board President, Mike Ried.

Lewis will retire after serving as Helix’s Executive Director for four years, having previously served as an assistant principal from 1995-1999, and a student teacher and coach in 1985-1986. He has 32 years of experience in the education field, 28 of those with the Grossmont Union High School District.

“Dr. Lewis has been a dedicated Executive Director.  He has provided exceptional service and leadership to our community.  He has led Helix’s faculty and staff to innovate for our students and his legacy will carry Helix into the future with a strong foundation. We appreciate his years of service, and wish him a happy retirement,” said Ried.

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