Indian Village principal up for state honor - November 16, 2007

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Displayed from: Nov 16, 2007 , until: Nov 30, 2007

Indian Village Principal Stephany Bourne will be recognized this weekend as the District 3 Elementary Principal of the Year at the fall conference of the Indiana Association of School Principals. Bourne was named principal of the year for IASP's District 3, which includes 10 counties in northeast Indiana, earlier this year. One of the 12 district winners will be chosen as the State Principal of the Year and announced at the conference Sunday, Nov. 19. "It is an honor to be recognized by my peers in northeast Indiana," Bourne said. "There are many great principals working hard to educate children, and they all deserve to be recognized." Bourne has been principal of Indian Village for 10 years, and has worked in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 31. As a Northrop High School teacher, she was named Teacher of the Year. Bourne began her career in education as a teacher at Shawnee Middle School in 1976. During her time at Indian Village, the school has been recognized for its academic achievement, including being named a Blue Ribbon School in 2003.

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.