Miami remembers former principal - October 09, 2007

Record Number: 3515
Displayed from: Oct 09, 2007 , until: Oct 31, 2007

Miami Middle School students and staff and Fort Wayne Community Schools officials will remember the former principal of the school with a tree planting ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Janice Craig was 51 and the Miami principal when she died just before the beginning of the 2005-06 school year. She started with the district in 1973 as an instructional assistant at Weisser Park Elementary School. In 1990, she became a teacher at Pleasant Center Elementary School and later taught at Bunche Elementary. In 1998, she became the principal of Harris Elementary, and in 2001, she moved to principal of Miami. Janice was a dedicated educator, always striving to better herself so she could do more to help students. She loved children and wanted them to have the best education possible. On Friday, a memorial tree will be planted at Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive, to forever remember her contributions and commitment to students and FWCS.

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.