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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00 am

Robinson regional superintendent of year

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

The Fort Wayne Community Schools leader is one of eight educators in the running for Indiana Superintendent of the Year.

Wendy Robinson has been selected as the 2018 District II Superintendent of the Year, an honor she previously received in 2008, the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents announced Tuesday.

She said it is an honor to be chosen and reflects on others at FWCS.

“My colleagues in Allen and the surrounding counties all work hard to make public education the best place for all children to thrive,” Robinson said in a statement.

“For me, this recognition is not about what I do, but what the teachers, principals, classroom assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, central office support staff and school board members do every day to ensure all students are educated to high standards.

“The children in our community have access to the most knowledgeable and caring teachers, an array of rigorous academic program, a variety of extra-curricular activities and a rich tradition of graduates who go on to be successful leaders in our community and beyond. I am proud to be the superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools.”

Robinson has led FWCS since 2003 and previously held such positions as classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and deputy superintendent.

Winners were selected by other superintendents in their IAPSS district based on their qualifications, accomplishments and instructional leadership during a time of limited resources, according to a news release.

The number of nominees for District II – which comprises nearly a dozen counties, including Allen, DeKalb, Huntington and Whitley – was not immediately available.

The eight district honorees are finalists for Indiana Superintendent of the Year. The awards committee recommends a winner to the IAPSS executive committee for a vote. The state winner will be announced in two weeks.

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