Le in the Hungarian language means “perfection,” and Viis in the Westrobothnian language means “to direct, instruct someone to go somewhere, do something.” My name captures the essence of who I am – a believer that perfection may not ever be attainable, but the process of continuously improving ourselves brings us closer to that ultimate goal. I am passionate about learning and facilitating the learning of others in order to help make this world a better place.
Dr. LeViis A. Haney is a Consultant for The Kaleidoscope Group. As a Chicago native, Haney has made the pursuit of equity for all students his life’s work. He graduated from Archbishop Joseph Weber High School and Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education with a middle school endorsement, and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. He later completed a doctorate degree from Loyola University Chicago in School Administration and Supervision.
Dr. Haney has extensive experience in designing schools for equity throughout his career with the implementation of personalized instructional models with an emphasis on culturally responsive instruction and restorative practices. As a result of his work, schools in his charge have seen incredible gains in Reading and math metrics while also experiencing a decrease in suspension and disciplinary infractions. The personalized model implemented at Joseph Lovett Elementary in Chicago, where he served as principal, has been recognized in many educational publications.
Dr. Haney has over 20 years of experience in education, including 17 years as a school leader. He started his career as a classroom teacher and athletic coach at the middle and high school levels. Dr. Haney would go on to serve as an athletic director, dean of students, elementary school assistant principal and K-12 principal. He has most recently served as principal at The Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois, and Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois. He currently serves as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL. Dr. Haney also teaches principal preparation courses as an adjunct professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and is a facilitator for the Kaleidoscope Group based in Chicago, IL. He also sits on a number of boards, including the Loyola University Chicago School Of Education, and the Northeastern Illinois University Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education’s Field Experience Advisory Boards. He has participated on numerous panels and has delivered presentations on personalized learning, designing schools for equity and topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion across the country.