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New FWCS Administrators Announced for 2019-20 School Year

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved two administrative appointments Monday, July 22.

Kara Miller, Indian Village Elementary School Principal

Kara Miller joins FWCS after serving as a principal for 15 years, in Anderson Community Schools and, most recently, in Muncie Community Schools. She began her education career in 1996 as an elementary teacher in Muncie Community Schools. At Indian Village, she replaces Jay Peters, who retired.

Matt Schiebel, Secondary Level Director

Matt Schiebel joined FWCS in 1987 and served as a science teacher at Blackhawk Middle School from 1988 until he became an administrative intern at Geyer Middle School in 2001. In 1997, he was named the FWCS Teacher of the Year and was one of 10 state finalists. He became assistant principal of Lane Middle School in 2002 and two years later became principal of Northwood Middle School. He moved to Shawnee Middle School as principal in 2008 and most recently served as principal at Kekionga Middle School since 2017. As a Secondary Level Director, he will oversee several middle and high schools.

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.