Malcom Hewitt

December 2023 marked 50 years since the Albion High School’s Large Group Instruction (LGI) room was originally dedicated in honor of the late Superintendent of Schools, Malcom Hewitt.  

Prior to Albion, Hewitt served for seven years as a high school English teacher, starting at New Berlin Central Schools before landing in East Syracuse Schools. He then moved to Hannibal Central Schools where he served as the High School Principal for two years before becoming the District Principal at Knox Central School for nine years. After a few years of working at his alma mater in Indianapolis and the NY State Education Department, Hewitt found his way to Albion, NY and stepped into the role of Superintendent of Schools at Albion Central School District.  

In a recommendation from his alma mater Purdue University where he received his doctorate Hewitt is noted as being “an innovator, with the forthright tenacity to accomplish educational superiority for the system he serves” and, from the NYS Education Department, “a good schoolman – aware of the changing times and the willingness to accept new approaches.” 

Hewitt began serving the District in the summer of 1972 before he passed away in November of 1973. During his time in the District, Hewitt supervised the final year of construction for the new High School and introduced the modular scheduling plan, encouraging students to learn more about their interests through more elective courses. 

Now, the LGI offers a space for students to sit for their Regents exams, unique collaboration events for students in our High School and Elementary School, as well as a meeting space for our High School instructors.