Schools welcome community members for Principal for a Day - November 09, 2007

Record Number: 3608
Displayed from: Nov 09, 2007 , until: Nov 30, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 48 community members into our schools next week to serve as Principal for a Day. With 47 of our 53 school buildings participating, this is the largest Principal for a Day ever. The only buildings not participating are those where principals are not available because they are attending conferences or unavailable for another reason. The guest principals will visit the schools from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, and will have a chance to experience what a principal goes through in a day. From welcoming students into a building to dealing with concerned parents to working with teachers to improve academic achievement, principals do it all. The position has changed much in recent years with more accountability awareness. Principals today are even more engaged in the learning process and get to know their students. Following the shadowing experience, the principals and their guests are invited to lunch at Barr Street Café, where Anthis Career Center students will prepare their meal. We are excited to welcome so many from our community into our buildings to see the great things going on in our classrooms, Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. We appreciate their support and hope we can help them fully understand what goes on within the school walls. This year, many of our guest principals are those who are actively involved in their neighborhood associations. Several more are volunteering through the United Way of Allen County. The following is a list of the schools participating and their guest principals: Elementary Schools - Abbett - John Rogers, United Way Board Chairman - Adams - Bruce Cole, Overhead Door Co. - Arlington - Janie Hoover, Arlington Park Association - Bloomingdale - Judy Wire, Great Panes Glass -Brentwood -Evelyn Bickel, Brentwood Park Association - Bunche - Sheila Dufor, East Central Neighborhood Association - Croninger - Ken Richardson, Blackhawk Forest Association - Forest Park - Don Schmidt, City Council - Franke Park - Kyaw (Joe) Soe, Director of the Burmese Literacy Program - Glenwood Park -Alan McMahan, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Haley - Kevin Brown, FWCS Board member - Harris - Steve Brace, Fort Wayne Education Association President -Harrison Hill -Angie Quinn, ARCH Executive Director - Holland - Larry Bower, WBCL - Indian Village - Barbara O'Hearn, United Way - Irwin - Steve Corona, FWCS Board President -Lincoln - Rick Stoeckley, Lincoln Park Homeowners Association - Lindley - Pamela Martin-Diaz, FWCS Board member - Maplewood - Andrew Thomas, NAPA Auto Parts - Nebraska - Tom Braun, United Way - Northcrest - Paul Spoelhof, City of Fort Wayne, Community Development - Pleasant Center - Wendy Tyler, Pheasant Run Neighborhood - Price - Jason Currie, Centennial Wireless Regional Manager - Scott Academy - Vivian Sarver, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Association - South Wayne - Tony Booker, South Wayne Neighborhood Association - St. Joseph Central - Stan Phillips, NAI Harding Dahm - Study - Brian White, Allen County Education Partnership Executive Director - Towles - Don McArdle, McCoy Bolt Works - Washington - The Rev. Thomas Eggold, Emmanuel St. Michael Lutheran Church - Washington Center - Diana Riffey, Hampton Village Association - Waynedale - Melanie Hall, FWCS Public Affairs Director - Weisser Park - Mary Morris, Oxford Community Association Middle Schools - Blackhawk - Jon Olinger, FWCS Board member - Jefferson - Carol Coen, FWCS Board member - Kekionga - Pat Doran, Indian Village Community Association - Lane - Jamie Garwood, United Way - Memorial Park - Anthony Juliano, United Way - Miami - Jim Reed, WLDE, and Eddie Brown, Fort Wayne Freedom - Northwood - Dr. Richard Jurgens, Northwood Park Association - Portage - Robert Hall, Old National Bank Market President


High Schools - North Side - Sandy Boruk, North Anthony Association - Northrop - Rep. Phil GiaQuinta - Snider - Rep. David Long - South Side - Karen Francisco, The Journal Gazette - Anthis Career Center - Niccole Caan, WANE-15 - Ward Education Center - Scott Senger, United Way

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.