“Thanks to Dr. Lew I can answer most of my own questions, he has taught me to rationally think of what the problem source is, why it happened and the way you can work them out or work around the problem. This will come in handy in college when professors will not answer my every question.
Technology Student Response
There are a number of characteristics that make Dr. Lewandowski a great teacher. Dr. Lewandowski always maintained a vision of high expectations for all his students, and they in return worked to meet those expectations. Dr. Lewandowski’s greatest asset is his love of learning, something that he openly shares with his students. He has a high energy approach with his students and definitely enjoys the time he spends in the classroom with them.”
—Mr. Charles Mossett, Principal
Port Huron Northern High School
“....I thought I would tell you how much my friends and I loved your science class. You really helped me learn to love knowledge and look at the world with curiosity. I still remember your enthusiasm, humor, and a particular note you wrote in response to something I said in a paper – you told me that having your hair go flat was a small price to pay for a chance to visit the desert. That comment stuck with me, I suppose, because it was somewhat rare for me at that time to hear a message that my hair WASN’T what mattered most. Thanks for being a voice that helped me rethink my potential.”
—Shauna Bona, a former student
“In my position as Education Manager at Environmental Systems Research Institute, I am in contact with hundreds of educators each year. In my experience in geography and GIS education over the past 20 years, I would place Dr. Lewandowski in the top 1% of all of the individuals I have worked with in terms of integrity, knowledge, and ability. He is one of those rare individuals who makes each of his students feel important. He would be a valued colleague and would bring innovation and service to every project he touches.”
—Dr. Joseph Kerski,
Education Manager, ESRI, Inc.
“...I have gained huge amounts of information since the beginning of this class. Then after gaining knowledge I learned about how to think critically. I learned that synthesis is the highest level of thinking. I’m very glad that I took this class because I will benefit from it now and in the future.”
—Geography student response
“Over the past four years I have worked with and under the guidance of Dr. Al Lewandowski in a co-teaching geography course. I have experienced his enthusiasm, energy, and strong work ethic and found it to be contagious. He is creative, resourceful, and imaginative; an educator who has the capacity to elicit the best from his colleagues and his students.
Dr. Lewandowski engages students and their learning through higher-order thinking skills and differentiated student learning styles. He utilizes a variety of technology based learning activities which emphasize individual cognitive expression, while incorporating small group investigation. He delegates responsibility to students, but is careful to check their progress.”
—Mr. Philip T. Haeck
Special Education Teacher
Port Huron Northern High School