FWCS Hires New Security Director

Record Number: 17454
Displayed from: Dec 11, 2018 , until: Feb 11, 2019

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved hiring Michael Manuel as the District’s next director of security.

Manuel takes over the position from Dottie Davis, who is leaving FWCS at the end of January. Manuel has worked with FWCS as a security consultant and part-time security officer at social and extra-curricular events for 20 years. He has also worked for 20 years with the Allen County Adult Probation Department in Allen Circuit Court as the adult probation officer supervisor. Prior to that, he served as a juvenile probation officer for eight years. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College and has his own security consulting firm.

Manuel will begin Monday, Dec. 17, to provide time for Manuel and Davis to work together for a smooth transition.

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.