Guy Lowery is principal of one of the largest elementary schools in the city. Mayfair, with nearly 1,500 students, has, under Lowery's leadership, positioned itself as a model of 21st century learning. Lowery has used his scarce resources to transform the school with interactive whiteboards, ChromeBooks, and other tools to advance modern learning. The school also emphasizes fundamentals, and offers art, music, and Spanish classes. Because of his work to improve opportunities for students, Mayfair is awaiting authorization as one of the only K-8 International Baccalaureate schools in the state.
Lowery “is hard working and listens,” said LaiLa Larabi, a Mayfair parent of 12 years. “I have never had as much support from an administrator as I have received from Mr. Lowery,” said Tara Neal, a veteran arts teacher at the school. Lowery is a visible presence in the community, accessible to all.