Dr. LeViis Haney has over 17 years of experience in the education field, including experience as a middle school teacher, high school U.S. History teacher, high school dean, K-8 assistant principal and principal. Dr. Haney graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. He earned a doctorate degree from Loyola University Chicago in Administration and Supervision in 2011.
During his tenure as principal in the Chicago Public School district, Dr. Haney led Lovett Elementary School in achieving the highest gains in the district in reading and math, earning the highest school rating of 1+. He has also led the school in a 1:1 technology initiative, raised millions of dollars in funding for school initiatives, and implemented a personalized learning model that is recognized across the country in several publications and websites. Dr. Haney has won several awards and distinctions, including the LEAP Innovators in Education Leadership Award and the Loyola University Chicago Distinguished Alumni Award, and he was selected to deliver the Loyola University Chicago School of Education Graduation Commencement Speech in 2016. He also delivers speeches across the country on the implementation of personalized learning models and transforming school culture. Dr. Haney teaches principal preparation courses as an adjunct professor at Northeastern Illinois University.
In addition to his professional career, Dr. Haney also owns and manages several properties in underserved communities, with the goal of providing high quality living options for an affordable cost. He also sits on several boards, including the Loyola University Chicago Superintendent Program Advisory Board, and the NEIU Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education Field Experience Advisory Board. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, basketball, bowling, and hanging out with his family.