FWCS hires new human resources director - January 25, 2011

Record Number: 7084
Displayed from: Jan 25, 2011 , until: Feb 15, 2011

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees hired a new human resources director on Monday, Jan. 24. David Richards Jr. replaces Charles Cammack, who was promoted to chief operations officer in August. Richards comes to FWCS with 37 years of experience in human resources. He has served as senior vice president of human resources for California Republic Bank in Bakersfield, Calif., senior vice president of human resources for First Los Angeles Bank in Los Angeles, director of human resources for Coronado Unified School District in Coronado, Calif., and most recently as senior vice president of human resources for Navy Exchange Services Command in Norfolk, Va. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, N.J., and his Master's Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Richards begins in his new position on Jan. 31.

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.