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Record Number: 1872
Displayed from: Oct 31, 2005 , until: Nov 02, 2005
State Representative Win Moses and Fort Wayne Chief of Police Rusty York will join a host of community, business and government leaders in experiencing the ups and downs, joys and frustrations of today's public educational process. Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold its 11th annual Principal for a Day on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Guest principals will begin their day when students arrive at their building: 8 a.m. for secondary and 8:50 a.m. for elementary. Their time at the helm will wrap up in time to travel to North Side High School where at 11:30 a.m. they have lunch with Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson. Media are invited to catch up with the principals at their school or during the luncheon, when they will talk about their experiences to Dr. Robinson. The annual event is designed to promote awareness of public education. Last year's participants raved about being able to see for themselves what is happening in today's classrooms. Here is a listing of those participating this year: Rusty York, Fort Wayne Chief of Police at Nebraska Elementary School Ruth Niewyk, Fort Wayne Rotary Club at Washington Elementary School Tamara Brownlee, Human Resources Manager, Target at Northcrest Elementary School Hodge Patel, U.S. Senator Evan Bayh's Office at Memorial Park Middle School (school day begins here at 7:40 a.m.) Donald Schenkel, CEO, Tower Bank at Weisser Park Elementary School Jonathan Ray, CEO, President, Fort Wayne Urban League at Wayne High School Joe Jordan, Executive Director, East Wayne Street Center at Miami Middle School Heather Pressley, Community Development Projects Administrator, City of Fort Wayne at Young Early Childhood Center Argie Bellio, Coldwell Banker at Fairfield Elementary School Jim Cook, Regional President, Chase/Bank One at Northrop High School Elvis Netterville, Bethlehem Lutheran Church at South Side High School Mark Carboni, Fort Wayne Rotary Club at Forest Park Elementary School Linda Skaggs, Fort Wayne Rotary Club at Price Elementary School Wanda Minter, DePuy at Lakeside Middle School Carol Coen, President, FWCS Board of School Trustees at Blackhawk Middle School Geoff Paddock, Vice President, FWCS Board of School Trustees at Study Elementary School Bob Armstong, FWCS Board of School Trustees at Elmhurst High School Win Moses, State Representative at North Side High School Kassandra Flanagan, ITT Institute at Harrison Hill Elementary School Rev. Frederick Sleet, Pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church at Shawnee Middle School Brent Wake, U.S. Senator Evan Bayh's Office at Irwin Elementary School Linda Jackson, News Anchor, NBC-33 at Lincoln Elementary School Krista Stockman, Education Reporter, The Journal Gazette at Croninger Elementary School Stephanie McCormick, President & CEO, United Way of Allen County at Indian Village Elementary School Jamie Garwood, Donor Relations Manager, United Way of Allen County at Bloomingdale Elementary School Reginald Pearson, Pastor, Restoration Christian Center at Scott Elementary School

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.