Lex Zain

Chief Academic Officer

Lex Zain is the Chief Academic Officer at LION. As CAO, she sets the strategic vision and framework for the academic program, leads policy development, and drives implementation for student learning, pedagogical approach, and student success areas. Lex has nearly two decades of experience in the education sector and began her career in 2005 as a teacher. Since then, she has served in a number of roles including dean of students, assistant director, and director. Lex was also a founding member of a charter school in the Bronx prior to joining LION in 2012. She is both a passionate educator and a staunch advocate for social justice. 

Lex completed her bachelor’s degree at Middlebury College in Vermont. She also holds an MST from Pace University and an M.Ed from Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.

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