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Caroline Lewis

Director of Education for the Center for Teaching and Learning at the Fairchild Botanic Garden

Caroline Lewis spent 22 years as a science teacher and high school principal. She currently directs Fairchild's education department with programs engaging over 35,000 students and thousands of adults, annually.  She also designed and initiated the creative, competitive multidisciplinary Fairchild Challenge program to promote teenagers' botanical and environmental awareness, scholarship, and stewardship. The Fairchild Challenge is now being emulated in several cities. Born and raised in Port-of Spain, Trinidad, Caroline has also lived in

Ontario, Canada and in New York City.  Miami, Florida has been her home for over 20 years where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters, ages 14 and 15. Caroline has a BS in biology, a B.Ed in middle and secondary school science and environmental science education and an MS in educational leadership. She has a passion for education and considers herself a lifelong learner.     

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