FWCS Approves New Administrators - September 25, 2012

Record Number: 9088
Displayed from: Sep 25, 2012 , until: Oct 31, 2012

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 24, hired two new administrators.

Thomas Harris, Human Resources Director

Thomas Harris was hired as the District’s human resources director, replacing David Richards, who left FWCS earlier this year. Harris has more than 20 years in human resources positions in the community, including leading human resources departments for Allen County(1992-95), Wolf Corporation (1995-98), Parker Hannifin (1998-2002) and Our Sunday Visitor (2002-12). Harris is also a member of the Allen County Council. He was elected in 2010 to represent the 2nd District. Harris begins Oct. 1.

Beth Ann Gibson, Capital Projects Coordinator

Beth Ann Gibson joins FWCS as the capital projects coordinator and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the $119 million building project. Gibson has owned her own construction project and program management company for the last two years and has more than 30 years in the construction management business. She began her career in Austin,Texas, with the Carrington Group before returning to Fort Wayne in 1983 to work in the City of Fort Wayne’s Department of Community Development and Planning. She then took a position with Construction Control where she stayed for 25 years becoming vice president and senior project manager.


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.