Fort Wayne Community Schools - Board Members

Fort Wayne Community Schools - Board Members

Julie Hollingsworth: Board President - District 1

President, District 1, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Julie Hollingsworth is a retired educator with 32 years of experience in public education including 30 years with Fort Wayne Community Schools.

As a high school mathematics teacher she taught algebra, geometry and advanced algebra, as well as 12 years of Advanced Placement Calculus. She was a head basketball and softball coach and served as the Elmhurst athletic director for 5 years.

In 1998, Ms. Hollingsworth was awarded the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau Nancy Rehm Award for contributions to local women’s sports.

Current Term:

2019-2022

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone:

260.750.0274

Fax:

260.467.1975

Email:

julie.hollingsworth@frontier.com

Glenna Jehl - Board Member: District 2

Glenna Jehl - Member: District 2

Glenna Jehl is a realtor with Olinger & Associates, Inc. She traveled extensively as the daughter of a career naval officer; attending various public schools in the United States and at overseas military bases in Asia and Africa; eventually graduating from Kenitra American High School in Morocco. Having had the privilege of living all over the world, she gained a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and societies. Glenna became the first member of her family to attain a college degree when she graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in International Relations and Japanese.

Upon graduation, she married Steve, a native of Fort Wayne, put down roots here and raised five children. She now also enjoys two wonderful grandchildren. Glenna was inspired by the Jehl family legacy of 50 years of involvement in the development of Northeast Fort Wayne and giving back to the community in many ways, including involvement in Georgetown Little League, the Lifetime Sports Academy and the University of Saint Francis Football.

Over the years, Ms. Jehl has served the community by volunteering in various civic organizations including being active in the Republican Party, her church, SAFY, a foster care agency and the Crossing School.

She serves on the FWCS Board because, "My involvement with agencies that dealt with troubled foster-care children and dropouts has made me keenly aware that we need to do all we can to help our children and our youth become successful in life. A superb education is the best way to ensure our children have an opportunity for a brighter future and the ability to compete for jobs in the 21st Century. I look forward to helping FWCS place a greater emphasis on educational programs of excellence. I will work to improve academics so each high school graduate will be ready for college (without the need for remediation) or are well equipped to step into challenging careers. I want to see our schools transformed into model schools that other communities will emulate and families will want their children to have the opportunity to attend."

Current Term:

2017 - 2020

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone:

260-348-4590

Fax:

260.467.1975

Email:

glennajehl@gmail.com

Tom Smith - Board Member: District 3

Tom Smith - Board Member: District 3

Biography – Coming Soon

Current Term:

2017 - 2020

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone:

260.467.1000

Fax:

260.467.1975

Email:

tsmithdistrict1@gmail.com


Open : Board Member - District 4


Current Term: 2019-2022

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees is seeking applicants for the open District 4 seat.

Jordan Lebamoff held the position from 2011 until his death in March. His term expires at the end of 2022, leaving a vacancy on the Board that must be filled.

The Board is now accepting written applications for the vacancy. Applications should be submitted on or before June 30, 2020, to Board President Julie Hollingsworth in care of Janet Daugherty, Clerk of the Board, Fort Wayne Community Schools, 1200 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or e-mail janet.daugherty@fwcs.k12.in.us.

Applicants must have residency within District 4 for at least one year, be at least 21 years old and be a registered voter. A map of precincts included in District 4 can be found at fwcs.info/DistrictMap. If employed by FWCS, applicants must be prepared to resign employment if appointed.

Written applications should address the following questions:

  1. What qualifications, background and skills he/she believes he/she brings that would assist the Board in reaching the district’s Mission and Vision.
  2. What knowledge/experience he/she has with Fort Wayne Community Schools.

 

Following the application process, the Board will determine what, if any, additional process will be used. Applicants with questions should call Julie Hollingsworth at 260-750-0274.

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone:

260.467.1000

Fax:

260.467.1975

Email:

Stephen Corona: Board Member - District 5

Stephen Corona: Vice-President - District 5

Steve Corona is the Executive Director of Latinos Count, a non-profit organization focused on sending more Latino youth to college.

Mr. Corona is also the longest-serving member in history of the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of Trustees, having served since 1981. In addition to the FWCS Board, Mr. Corona serves on the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and was recently elected to serve on the board of the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA). He also serves on the City of Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Saint Francis. 

Mr. Corona is owner of two companies, Corona Consulting, specializing in marketing and organizational development for businesses and nonprofit organizations, and Pedaling for Good LLC, operator of Le Tour de Fort, bicycle pub crawls supporting disabled American veterans.

Mr. Corona was the 2015 recipient of the Father Tom O’Connor Light of Christ Award presented to him by The Most Reverend Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.   

Prior to retiring in 2012, Mr. Corona served nearly 30 years as President and CEO of JobWorks, a nonprofit job training organization.

Mr. Corona is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television. He has been married 40 years to Colleen and they have four children and eight grandchildren.


Current Term:

2017 - 2020

Address:
428 W Sherwood Terrace
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806

Anne Duff: Board Secretary - At-Large

Anne Duff: Member - At-Large

Anne Duff is a stay at home mom who, along with her husband, Lenny, is currently raising their three children, Danielle, Camille and Dillon. Anne has been active in the Fort Wayne community, including the Junior League of Fort Wayne, where she served for two years as the Chair of the Bargain Box thrift store, Junior League’s largest fundraiser at that time; and the Bunche-Towles PTA, where she served for five years in various officer positions. She is also active in her neighborhood association and has spent time on its board. She is a graduate of the 2002 class of Leadership Fort Wayne and recently retired from employment there, working part time for the organization, assisting with both the adult and youth programs. She is a member of Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education, an organization with a mission to inform and start community discussion about the impact of education reform measures that have created an over-emphasis on testing and have turned over public education to private interests. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in French and a master’s degree from IPFW in Counselor Education. She has 16 years of experience as an educator and guidance counselor in public schools.


Current Term:

2019-2022

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802


Maria Norman: Board Vice President - At Large

Maria Norman: Member At-Large

Maria Norman is the Student Information Systems Business Analyst for the web at Purdue University Fort Wayne. She maintains the Student Portal and the university’s mobile application. She is a life-long resident of Fort Wayne and graduate of Fort Wayne Community Schools, Maria attended Irwin Elementary, Portage Middle and Elmhurst High schools.

Maria became the first member of her family to attain a college degree when she graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Art History. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management from Indiana University Fort Wayne. During graduate school Maria focused on issues that public schools face: public school financing, accountability and how legislation affects our schools today.  

Maria married fellow Elmhurst grad, Amos, and together they have one son, Elijah, who also attends FWCS. They proudly live in the Historic Fairmont Neighborhood. She serves on the board because, "Education is my passion. I’ve seen how having an education can change someone’s life, for the better. I want every student in Fort Wayne to benefit from a great education. I will work tirelessly to represent the students and families of the Fort Wayne community."


Current Term:

2019-2022

Address:
Fort Wayne Community Schools 1200 South Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone:

260-467-1000

Fax:

260-467-1975

Email:

Maria.Norman@fwcs.k12.in.us