FWCS administrative news - March 28, 2006

Record Number: 2321
Displayed from: Mar 28, 2006 , until: Apr 30, 2006

The following administrative appointments were approved by the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees at their regularly scheduled meetings held March 27. Retiring administrators include: Michael J. Morris Principal, Jefferson Middle School Michael Morris has served as principal of Jefferson Middle School since 2001. He began his career teaching physical education at Young Elementary School in 1971. He moved to North Side High School three years later, where he taught English until 1998, when he became the school's assistant principal. He earned his bachelor's degree from Manchester College and his master's degree is from Ball State University. Michael McMillen Athletic Director, Northrop High School Michael McMillen was appointed athletic director at Northrop High School in 1998. He began his career as an English, Social Studies teacher in 1967 and later taught social studies at Jefferson and Blackhawk middle schools and at Snider High School. In 1991, he was named assistant to the principal at North Side High School, a position he held until becoming athletic director at South Side High School in 1994. His bachelor's degree is from Ball State University and his master's degree is from the University of St. Francis. Kathryn Donald Assistant Principal, Miami Middle School Kathryn Donald joined FWCS as an assistant principal at Elmhurst High School in 1990. The next year she joined Wayne High School as a guidance counselor, a position she held until 1998 when she became assistant principal at Miami Middle School. Her bachelor's degree is from Rust College and master's degree is from Ball State University. Elton Powers Assistant Principal, Wayne High School Elton Powers has been assistant principal at Wayne High School since joining Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1993. Prior to that time he had been a teacher then principal at Wawasee Community Schools and served as assistant principal at schools in Huntington and Muncie, IN. Both his undergraduate and master's degrees are from Ball State University. In addition, Board of School Trustees approved the following administrative appointment during their March 27 meeting: Daniel K. Nolan Assistant Principal, Northrop High School Daniel Nolan joined FWCS in 1974 as an assistant guidance counselor at South Side High School. He has also served as a substitute teacher and in 1995 became in administrative intern. He has been a counselor and then special assignment administrator at Northrop High School since 1996. He begins his new duties as assistant principal there immediately. His bachelor's degree is from Butler University and his master's degree is from the University of St. Francis.

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.