New Principals Appointed to Lincoln, Maplewood - August 14, 2012

Record Number: 8977
Displayed from: Aug 14, 2012 , until: Sep 30, 2012

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Aug. 13, approved two new principal appointments for the 2012-13 school year.

Frank Kline, Lincoln Elementary School  Frank Kline takes over as principal of Lincoln Elementary School after serving as principal of Maplewood Elementary for five years. Kline joined FWCS in 1992 as a substitute teacher. He then worked as a social studies teacher at Wood Youth Center and Portage Middle School before becoming an administrative intern in 2005-06. He worked as an intern at Jefferson Middle School, and during the 2006-07 school year, he served as assistant principal at Franke Park Elementary.

Brian Howard, Maplewood Elementary School Brian Howard is the new principal of Maplewood Elementary. Howard joined FWCS in 2001 as a second-grade teacher at Washington Elementary. In 2004, he moved to Harrison Hill Elementary where he taught third grade until he became an administrative intern at Waynedale Elementary in 2011.


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.