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Record Number: 7365
Displayed from: Mar 29, 2011 , until: Jul 01, 2011
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 28, hired a new principal for Wayne High School and approved an administrative change effective for the 2011-12 school year. Kyle Kirby, Wayne High School Kyle Kirby will join FWCS July 1 as the principal of Wayne High School. He is currently the principal of New Palestine High School where he has been since 2009. Prior to working at New Palestine, he served as an assistant principal and then principal of Marion High School. He began his career in education as a social studies teacher in Hopewell, Va., in 1999 after graduating from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Kirby will replace interim Principal Larry Gerardot, who has been overseeing the school since January. Gerardot will return to his position as principal of Anthis Career Center. John Key, Elementary Area Director John Key has been with FWCS since 1994, beginning as a teacher at Forest Park Elementary and later moving to St. Joseph Central Elementary. During the 2005-06 school year, he worked as an administrative intern at Brentwood Elementary. He became the assistant principal at Forest Park in 2006 and was named principal of Pleasant Center Elementary in 2007. Since 2009, he has been the principal at Weisser Park Elementary School. As elementary area director, Key will report to Elementary Area Administrator Dan Bickel and work directly with elementary school principals. He replaces Carolyn Powers, who is retiring.

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.