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Record Number: 6387
Displayed from: May 26, 2010 , until: Jun 16, 2010
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, May 24, approved the appointment of a new principal for St. Joseph Central Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year. William Critell, who is currently the principal at Price Elementary, will replace Ted Davis, who has retired. Davis began his career in education at Washington Center Elementary School as a sixth-grade teacher in 1972. He worked at Northcrest, Hoagland and Fairfield elementary schools before becoming acting principal of Haley Elementary in 1987. He then spent a year as principal of Whitney Young Elementary before taking over at St. Joseph Central in 1989. Critell began his career in education as a teacher at Memorial Park in 1977. He also worked as a teacher at McCulloch, Forest Park, Fairfield and Lincoln elementary schools before taking his first administrative position at Washington and Study elementary schools in 1993. The following year, Critell became principal of Bloomingdale Elementary where he stayed for 11 years. In 2005, he took over as principal at Price.

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.