FWCS appoints chief academic officer - September 29, 2009

Record Number: 5408
Displayed from: Sep 29, 2009 , until: Oct 15, 2009

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 28, approved moving Steven M. Cobb from chief operations officer to chief academic officer. Cobb was hired in January to fill the chief operations officer position and prior to that had 32 years of experience in education serving as an assistant superintendent, principal and teacher. The majority of his career was spent in Southwest Allen County Schools where he was a building principal for 20 years. As the chief academic officer, Cobb replaces Dr. Carol Lindquist who retired in August to take a position at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The district is now searching for a new chief operations officer.

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.