FWCS hires chief operations officer - August 10, 2010

Record Number: 6504
Displayed from: Aug 10, 2010 , until: Sep 10, 2010

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Aug. 9, hired a new chief operations officer, filling a position that has been vacant for nearly a year. Charles Cammack Jr., who has served as Human Resources Director since 2008, will be the district's new chief operations officer, replacing Steve Cobb, who was named chief academic officer last year and has since been filling both roles. Cammack joined FWCS two years ago with more than 20 years of human resources experience, including 17 years with Knight Ridder Inc. Prior to joining FWCS, he 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 at Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., a position he earned after working for several years as director of human resources for the Post-Tribune in Gary and manager of human resources at Fort Wayne Newspapers. From 1978-1987, he was a reporter and anchor for the former WKJG-TV 33. 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.