FWCS schools invite guests to fill in as Principal for a Day - October 17, 2011
Record Number: 8088
Displayed from: Oct 17, 2011 , until: Nov 30, 2011
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 53 community members into our schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event. The majority of the guest principals will visit their schools the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 19, while some have selected other days or times that better meet the schedules of the guests. The guest principals will visit the schools from the beginning of the school day until noon, experiencing what a principal goes through in a day. From welcoming students into a building to dealing with concerned parents to working directly with teachers to improve academic achievement, principals do it all. The guests will see the amount of time principals spend as instructional leaders, a key component to ensuring each student is educated to high standards. Following the shadowing experience, the principals and their guests are invited to lunch at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St., where Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve a delicious meal. We look forward to this event every year. It is an enlightening day for our guests and our staff, Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. We appreciate these community leaders taking time out of their day to get an intimate look at how our schools operate. Many adults haven't been in a school since they were a child and don't realize how much education has changed. We know that strong schools make strong communities and having the support of the community is an important part of having strong schools. The guest principals come from a variety of occupations, leadership positions and organizations in our community. The following is a list of the schools participating and their guest principals: Elementary Schools • Abbett – Bob Lauter, Master Spas • Adams – Kathie Green, Director of Constituent Services, Congressman Marlin Stutzman • Arlington – Jamie Lancia, Lancia Homes • Bloomingdale – Luke Cummings, Assistant Athletic Director, University of Saint Francis • Brentwood – Karen Goldner, Fort Wayne City Council • Bunche – Roscoe Spencer, General Manager, Frontier * • Croninger – Steve McDaniel, Superintendent of Parks, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department • Fairfield – Timothy Pape, Carson Boxberger • Forest Park – Meghan Nichols, Nichols Company • Franke Park – Lisa Kisor, Director of the YMCA Child Care Division • Glenwood Park – Yiani Demitsas, Enrollment Manager, Indiana Tech • Haley – Lisa Fabian, Allen County Education Partnership • Harris – Beth Malloy, Deputy Mayor, City of Fort Wayne • Harrison Hill – Paulette Nellems, NAACP President • Holland – Pat Miller, WOWO • Indian Village – William McKinney, IPFW Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs • Irwin – Doug Till, Marketing Director for Oasis Media • Lincoln – Carlton Greene, Scholastic Book Fairs Vice President for IT • Lindley – Donahue Stewart, Director of Urban City Soccer League • Maplewood – Mike Vorndran, Base Contracting Officer, Air National Guard • Nebraska – Ann Hernandez, Director of Elementary Education, University of Saint Francis • Northcrest – Audrey Gamble, Riverside Manufacturing • Price – Becky Hill, School Board Secretary • Scott – Lionel Tobin, President of Stuart Integrated Systems • Shambaugh – Scott Dierkman, Owner of Cardinal Fitness • South Wayne – Michelle Bandor, President of the South Wayne Neighborhood Association • St. Joseph Central – Dan Copeland, Founder and Publisher of Business People Magazine • Study – Adam Johnston, Assistant Vice President/Investment Brokerage, Lake City Bank • Washington – Mike Kelly, President of Downtown Rotary • Washington Center – Julie Hollingsworth, FWCS Board Member • Waynedale – Lisa Olinger, FWCS Board Member • Weisser Park – John Jacobson, Ball State University Teacher's College Dean* • Whitney Young – Lynn Reecer, Reecer Properties
Intermediate School • Towles – Nancy Hankee, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Saint Francis Middle Schools • Blackhawk – Holly Hunter, President, Hamilton Hunter Builders • Jefferson – Stella Batagiannis, Assistant Professor, IPFW School of Education • Kekionga – Pat Parker • Lakeside – Tom Spiece, Owner of Spiece Fieldhouse • Lane – Jonathon Ray, Fort Wayne Urban League President • Memorial Park – Robert Morris, State Representative, District 84 • Miami – Andrew Adams, Director of Security & Safety for Ivy Tech • Northwood – Adam Weesner, MSKTD & Associates • Portage – Julie Nolan, Executive Assistant, Greater Fort Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce • Shawnee – Minn Myint Nan Tin, Executive Director, Burmese Advocacy Center High Schools • Anthis Career Center – John Peirce, FWCS Board Member • New Tech Academy – Dick Teets, President and Chief Operating Officer of Steel Operations, Steel Dynamics • North Side – Tom Trent, Rothberg, Logan & Warsco • Northrop – Carl Drummond, IPFW Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences • Snider – Zohrab Tazian, Tazian Enterprises • South Side – Nancy Boyer, Allen County Superior Court • Ward – Kevin Corey, Captain, Fort Wayne Police Department • Wayne – Edmond O'Neal III, Director of Youth Services, WorkOne *Attending as guest principal a different day or time.
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.