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Fort Wayne Community Schools Shared Humanity

Shared Humanity

We are committed to recognizing, valuing and celebrating our shared humanity.

Fort Wayne Community Schools has served the community for more than 160 years, experiencing all the joys and sorrows our nation has faced. We embrace our history, knowing that our experiences and our ancestry may be different, but our stories are intertwined.

In 2021, more than 600 FWCS employees participated in the inaugural year of United Front, a community-wide initiative providing a safe environment for exploring our own experiences, learning a common language to allow for productive discussion and developing a shared philosophy that will change the trajectory of the community for generations to come.


At Fort Wayne Community Schools, we unequivocally condemn racism, discrimination and exclusion of all kinds.

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Shared Philosophy

As educators, we are responsible not only for teaching the children in our community but to nurturing our own lifelong learning.

We believe the culture of our organization should reflect the representation we have from our community – age, race, gender, ethnicity, orientation, socio-economic status, religious affiliation and all other aspects that make up our being. We support and embrace what makes us unique and what ties us together – our shared humanity.

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State Requirements

Positive mental health increases student academic performance, life and well-being, career and workforce achievement and economic benefits. In 2019, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released seven SEL competencies (link to attached document) to be taught in K-12 schools: collaboration, connection, critical thinking, insight, regulation and sensory integration. Social Emotional Learning falls within Indiana Codes 20-30-5-6 Good Citizenship Instruction, 20-30-5-5 Morals Instruction and 20-30-5-14 Employability Standards.

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Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human

development. Learn More about Student Wellness



Example Lesson: Abbett SEL

Example Wellness Wednesday: Northrop

Dr. Lori Desautel’s Revelations in Education







Deep Learning

Deep learning develops critical analysis and

encourages long-term retention of concepts.


About Deep Learning

Dr. Jean Clinton, Child Psychologist



Learn more about our specific policies at the links below. We are committed to policies that support our beliefs.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Non-discrimination Policy

Dr Pascal Losambe

United Front

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