Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

2016 Award Citation

Administration & Supervision Program
Distinguished Alumnus Award

LeViis Haney, EdD, 2011

LeViis Haney has made the transformation of urban schools his life’s work. A former Chicago Public School student, Dr. Haney graduated from Archbishop Joseph Weber High School. At Northeastern Illinois University, he received a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education with a middle school endorsement and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision. In 2011, he earned a Doctor of Education in Administration and Supervision degree from Loyola University Chicago.

Currently as principal of Joseph Lovett Elementary School, Dr. Haney has led the school through a 1:1 student technology initiative as well as several school redesign initiatives including CPS Personalized Learning Advancing Youth (P.L.A.Y), The Chicago Public Education Fund’s Summer Design Program, LEAP Pilot Network, and LEAP Breakthrough Schools whole school redesign—all while maintaining impressive gains in reading and math. Dr. Haney believes the key to student success is rooted in the premise that in order to produce lifelong learners, students should “love learning.”

This past May, Dr. Haney was the commencement speaker at the School of Education graduation ceremonies. He exemplifies all that the university espouses for our post-graduate students and educational leaders.