FWCS hires Elmhurst principal, HR director - June 24, 2008

Record Number: 4226
Displayed from: Jun 24, 2008 , until: Jul 24, 2008

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 23, hired a new principal for Elmhurst High School and a new director of Human Resources. Chad Hissong will assume the principal position at Elmhurst on July 1. Mr. Hissong moves to FWCS from East Allen County School where he is currently the assistant principal at Prince Chapman Academy. Prior to working at Prince Chapman, Mr. Hissong was an assistant principal at Leo Junior-Senior High School, Heritage Junior-Senior High School and Bellmont High School. He also worked at Hamilton Southeastern as an English teacher, eighth-grade football coach and dean of students. Mr. Hissong received a Bachelor of Science in English and Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University and doctorate in educational leadership from Indiana University. Charles Cammack Jr. will be the Human Resources Director effective July 1. Mr. Cammack comes to FWCS with more than 20 years of human resources experience, including 17 years with Knight Ridder Inc. Most recently, he has operated his own consulting company providing human resources solutions for not-for-profit organizations. Under Knight Ridder, he served as the vice president for human resources and prior to moving into that position was the director of human resources for Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., the Post-Tribune in Gary and Fort Wayne Newspapers. From 1978-1987, he was a reporter and anchor for the former WKJG-TV 33. Mr. Cammack is a graduate of Wayne High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Public Communications from Purdue University and a Master of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin.

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.