Two FWCS administrators promoted - August 12, 2008

Record Number: 4255
Displayed from: Aug 12, 2008 , until: Aug 26, 2008

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved promoting two administrators at its meeting Monday, Aug. 11. Dr. Bonnie A. Rogers, Continuing Education Manager Dr. Bonnie Rogers began her career in education 31 years ago, and has been with FWCS for 22 years. In 1999, she became coordinator of Continuing Education programs. As manager, she replaces James Davis, who retired earlier this year. Dr. Rogers received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, her master's degree from Western Michigan University and her doctorate from Ball State University. Shawn Smiley, Shambaugh Principal Mr. Smiley began his career with FWCS in 2001 as a teacher at Jefferson Middle School. In 2006-07, he served as an administrative intern at Adams Elementary and became the assistant principal at Haley Elementary in 2007-08. At Shambaugh, he replaces Kathy Carr, who moved to a position in Human Resources. Mr. Smiley received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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.