Principals for Arlington, Glenwood Park Approved - July 25, 2017

Record Number: 16547
Displayed from: Jul 25, 2017 , until: Sep 25, 2017

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved principal appointments for the 2017-18 school year at the July 24, 2017, Board meeting.

Nicholas Kirby, Arlington Elementary Principal
Nicholas Kirby will be the new principal at Arlington Elementary after serving as assistant principal at Brentwood Elementary since 2014. Prior to joining FWCS three years ago, Mr. Kirby lived in North Carolina and worked in Orange County Schools. He taught kindergarten for three years at Hillsborough Elementary School and completed the administrative internship program at Gravelly Hill Middle School. At Arlington, he replaces David Weber, who retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Dr. Crystal Bush, Glenwood Park Elementary Principal

Dr. Crystal Bush will be the principal at Glenwood Park Elementary where she had been serving as interim principal for most of the 2016-17 school year. Dr. Bush had a lengthy career in education before retiring in 2014. She began her career in 1972 Indianapolis, where she stayed for 20 years. She joined FWCS as a principal in 1998, working at Levan Scott Academy and Geyer Middle School (now Towles Intermediate School). She was principal at Scott Academy when she retired three years ago. She came out of retirement to work as a substitute administrator at Glenwood Park and decided to return to the building full 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.