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Record Number: 8088
Displayed from: Oct 17, 2011 , until: Nov 30, 2011
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 53 community members into our schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event. The majority of the guest principals will visit their schools the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 19, while some have selected other days or times that better meet the schedules of the guests. The guest principals will visit the schools from the beginning of the school day until noon, experiencing what a principal goes through in a day. From welcoming students into a building to dealing with concerned parents to working directly with teachers to improve academic achievement, principals do it all. The guests will see the amount of time principals spend as instructional leaders, a key component to ensuring each student is educated to high standards. Following the shadowing experience, the principals and their guests are invited to lunch at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St., where Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve a delicious meal. We look forward to this event every year. It is an enlightening day for our guests and our staff, Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. We appreciate these community leaders taking time out of their day to get an intimate look at how our schools operate. Many adults haven't been in a school since they were a child and don't realize how much education has changed. We know that strong schools make strong communities and having the support of the community is an important part of having strong schools. The guest principals come from a variety of occupations, leadership positions and organizations in our community. The following is a list of the schools participating and their guest principals: Elementary Schools Abbett Bob Lauter, Master Spas Adams Kathie Green, Director of Constituent Services, Congressman Marlin Stutzman Arlington Jamie Lancia, Lancia Homes Bloomingdale Luke Cummings, Assistant Athletic Director, University of Saint Francis Brentwood Karen Goldner, Fort Wayne City Council Bunche Roscoe Spencer, General Manager, Frontier * Croninger Steve McDaniel, Superintendent of Parks, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department Fairfield Timothy Pape, Carson Boxberger Forest Park Meghan Nichols, Nichols Company Franke Park Lisa Kisor, Director of the YMCA Child Care Division Glenwood Park Yiani Demitsas, Enrollment Manager, Indiana Tech Haley Lisa Fabian, Allen County Education Partnership Harris Beth Malloy, Deputy Mayor, City of Fort Wayne Harrison Hill Paulette Nellems, NAACP President Holland Pat Miller, WOWO Indian Village William McKinney, IPFW Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Irwin Doug Till, Marketing Director for Oasis Media Lincoln Carlton Greene, Scholastic Book Fairs Vice President for IT Lindley Donahue Stewart, Director of Urban City Soccer League Maplewood Mike Vorndran, Base Contracting Officer, Air National Guard Nebraska Ann Hernandez, Director of Elementary Education, University of Saint Francis Northcrest Audrey Gamble, Riverside Manufacturing Price Becky Hill, School Board Secretary Scott Lionel Tobin, President of Stuart Integrated Systems Shambaugh Scott Dierkman, Owner of Cardinal Fitness South Wayne Michelle Bandor, President of the South Wayne Neighborhood Association St. Joseph Central Dan Copeland, Founder and Publisher of Business People Magazine Study Adam Johnston, Assistant Vice President/Investment Brokerage, Lake City Bank Washington Mike Kelly, President of Downtown Rotary Washington Center Julie Hollingsworth, FWCS Board Member Waynedale Lisa Olinger, FWCS Board Member Weisser Park John Jacobson, Ball State University Teacher's College Dean* Whitney Young Lynn Reecer, Reecer Properties
Intermediate School Towles Nancy Hankee, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Saint Francis Middle Schools Blackhawk Holly Hunter, President, Hamilton Hunter Builders Jefferson Stella Batagiannis, Assistant Professor, IPFW School of Education Kekionga Pat Parker Lakeside Tom Spiece, Owner of Spiece Fieldhouse Lane Jonathon Ray, Fort Wayne Urban League President Memorial Park Robert Morris, State Representative, District 84 Miami Andrew Adams, Director of Security & Safety for Ivy Tech Northwood Adam Weesner, MSKTD & Associates Portage Julie Nolan, Executive Assistant, Greater Fort Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce Shawnee Minn Myint Nan Tin, Executive Director, Burmese Advocacy Center High Schools Anthis Career Center John Peirce, FWCS Board Member New Tech Academy Dick Teets, President and Chief Operating Officer of Steel Operations, Steel Dynamics North Side Tom Trent, Rothberg, Logan & Warsco Northrop Carl Drummond, IPFW Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Snider Zohrab Tazian, Tazian Enterprises South Side Nancy Boyer, Allen County Superior Court Ward Kevin Corey, Captain, Fort Wayne Police Department Wayne Edmond O'Neal III, Director of Youth Services, WorkOne *Attending as guest principal a different day or time.

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.