Retirement Send-off Planned for Dr. Robinson

Record Number: 19039
Displayed from: Jun 17, 2020 , until: Aug 17, 2020

Friends, co-workers, former students and others are invited to wish Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson well in a Farewell Parade from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30 at Northrop High School.

Dr. Robinson retires after 47 years with the District on June 30. She started as a teacher at Ward Elementary School in 1973, and rose through the administrative ranks from assistant principal to principal to District administrator and eventually, in 2003, Superintendent. Her 17 years leading FWCS makes her the fifth-longest serving superintendent in the District’s history. She was also the first FWCS graduate to become superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and make thank you signs. A box will be available for those wanting to drop off cards to Dr. Robinson.

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.