Fairfield principal honored by state as Distinguished - September 02, 2010

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Displayed from: Sep 02, 2010 , until: Oct 02, 2010

The Indiana State Board of Education this week recognized Fairfield Principal Jeff Cline as one of Indiana's Title 1 Distinguished Principals. The10 principals honored come from high-performing, high-poverty schools and provide assistance to other Title I schools in implementing school improvement plans. Each Distinguished Principal is paired with another Title 1 school in the state, working with fellow principals, teachers, administrative staff and community members to improve student achievement. Mr. Cline offers support to Madison Primary in South Bend. He is in his second year at Fairfield and previously was principal at Irwin Elementary, a two-time Four Star School Award winner. He has been an educator for 27 years, working in Indianapolis Public Schools, Warsaw Community Schools and Wabash City Schools before joining Fort Wayne Community Schools. David Rohl, principal at Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis, who assists at FWCS' Abbett Elementary was also recognized.


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.