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Record Number: 14799
Displayed from: Jul 26, 2016 , until: Sep 26, 2016

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, July 25, approved the appointment of new principals for Forest Park and Price elementary schools for the 2016-17 school year.


Steve Jones, Forest Park Elementary, Principal

Steve Jones joined Fort Wayne Community Schools in 2006 as the principal of Northcrest Elementary, and in 2010, he moved to Price Elementary. He started his education career at Hobart Middle School in 1995. He remained in Indiana for six years teaching in Hobart, Middlebury and Goshen, before moving to Fort Collins, Colo., where he taught at McGraw Elementary IB World School for three years before being named principal of Sun River Middle School and Fort Shaw Elementary School in Montana. He was later named principal of Simms High School, also in Montana. At Forest Park, he replaces Diamond Robinson, who moved to a position in East Allen County Schools.


Benjamin Hartman, Price Elementary, Principal

Benjamin Hartman, currently assistant principal at Price Elementary, is being promoted to principal, replacing Steve Jones. Hartman joined FWCS in 2014 as assistant principal at Price after teaching in East Allen County Schools for 13 years.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.