Administrative appointments for 2006-07 school year - June 14, 2006

Record Number: 2542
Displayed from: Jun 14, 2006 , until: Jul 14, 2006

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the following personnel action during their regularly scheduled meeting June 12 in the Grile Administrative Center: Jennifer E. Peckham Principal, Lane Middle School Jennifer Peckham joined FWCS as a substitute teacher in 1996 and became a second-grade teacher at Washington Elementary School in 1998. In 2001, she joined the staff at Geyer Middle School as a resource teacher. She served as assistant principal at Lane Middle School during the 2004-05 school year and has been principal at Nebraska Elementary School this past school year. Bother her bachelor's and master's degrees are from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Federa E. Smith Principal, Nebraska Elementary School Federa Smith comes to FWCS from Lincoln Elementary School in Marion, where she has been principal since 1998. Prior to that, she was administrative assistant to the curriculum director and Head Start director from 1995 to 1998. She began her career in education as an elementary teacher in 1972. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from Ball State University. Timothy L. Bobay Assistant Principal, Fairfield Elementary School Timothy Bobay joins FWCS from East Allen County Schools where he has been a certified technical assistant at Village Elementary School since 2004. Prior to that, he had served as a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Village from 2000 to 2004. He began his career at East Allen in 1999 as a sixth-grade teacher at Leo Elementary School. His bachelor's degree is from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and his master's degree is from Indiana Wesleyan University. Jill R. Reynolds Assistant Principal, Ward Education Center Jill Reynolds comes to FWCS from Southport High School in Indianapolis where she had been the dean of career advancement since 2004. Prior to that, she was a business teacher at Marion High School in Marian. Her bachelor's degree is from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and her master's degree is from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Kristopher J. Sennett Assistant Principal, Wayne High School Kristopher Sennett joins FWCS from New Beginnings High School in Indianapolis where he had been an administrator since 2000. Prior to that position, he had taught social studies at New Beginnings since 1996. His bachelor's degree is from Ball State University and his master's degree is from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Deedra L. Heckstall Assistant Principal, Miami Middle School Deedra Heckstall joined FWCS as an English teacher at Wayne High School in 1999 and moved to North Side High School as an English/Careers teacher in 2004. The following year she spent as a facilitator and in 2005 was named administrative intern at Blackhawk Middle School. Her bachelor's degree is from Ball State University and her master's degree is from Indiana University. Steven T. Townsend Assistant Principal, South Side High School Steven Townsend returns to FWCS from Taylor Community Schools where he has been principal at Taylor Middle School this past year. Prior to that, he served as assistant principal at South Side High School from 2002 to 2005. He began his teaching career at East Naples Middle School in Naples, Fla. In 2001 became Dean of Students at that district's high school. His bachelor's degree is from Purdue University and his master's is from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Shauna M. Yost Assistant Principal, Lincoln Elementary School Shauna Yost comes to FWCS from Lillian Schmitt Elementary School in Columbus, Ind. where she was assistant to the principal this past school year. Prior to that time, she had been an English teacher at South Side Middle School in Anderson since 2000. Both her bachelor's and master's degrees are from Ball State University.

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.