The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:10 pm

FWCS hires new administrator

Assistant superintendent responsible for curriculum, instruction, assessment

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Community Schools is expanding its leadership team.

The board on Monday unanimously approved the hiring of Joe Brown as assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

It's a new position, FWCS spokeswoman Krista Stockman said, and his start date is to be determined.

"We used to have a curriculum director and a chief academic officer," she said by email. "This sort of replaces those positions, but it's not an exact replacement."

Brown will oversee all aspects of curriculum and testing for FWCS, pre-K through 12th grade, Superintendent Mark Daniel told the board, adding he looks forward to Brown influencing the district's academic achievement.

His references provided glowing recommendations, Daniel said.

"High energy, a doer, an implementer and has done so in some very difficult situations," Daniel said. "So, we're looking at a person who can lead and can implement and move us forward in this space and work with our cabinet and our various other leaders."

Brown joins FWCS from Elwood Community School Corporation, a 1,500-student district about 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis. He has served as superintendent since July 2019.

Brown's education career began in 2005 as a third-grade teacher in Delphi Community School Corporation, and he accepted his first principal position in Delphi four years later, according to FWCS.

His experience also includes administrative roles in Noblesville and Franklin Township schools and work as an adjunct professor at Marian University, the district said.

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