New Principals Approved for 2015-16 School Year

Record Number: 12917
Displayed from: Jun 23, 2015 , until: Aug 23, 2015

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved five principal appointments Monday, June 22.

Nicole Chisley, Snider High School Principal  Nicole Chisley is taking over as the principal of Snider High School. She joined FWCS in 2012, working as an assistant principal at Wayne and then South Side high schools. Prior to coming to Fort Wayne, she worked in Indianapolis and Marion County schools. At Snider, she replaces Deborah Watson.

Jennifer Enrietto, Abbett Elementary Principal

Jennifer Enrietto joined FWCS in 2009 as a substitute teacher. In 2010, she was hired as a second-grade teacher at Washington Center Elementary, and in 2013, she became an administrative intern. The following year she was named assistant principal at Harrison Hill Elementary. At Abbett, she replaces Joseph Rodgers.

Diamond Robinson, Forest Park Elementary Principal

Diamond Robinson began her education career in 2007 as a special education teacher. She joined FWCS in 2011 as a special education teacher at Kekionga Middle School. In 2013, she served as an administrative intern at Jefferson Middle School before becoming the assistant principal at St. Joseph Central Elementary for the 2014-15 school year. At Forest Park, she replaces Interim Principal Keith Goldfuss, who is moving to Washington Center Elementary.

Diane Pelkington, Northcrest Elementary Principal

Diane Pelkington began her career in education in 1987 as a substitute teacher with FWCS. She was later hired as a second-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary before moving to Shambaugh Elementary. In 2011, she served as an administrative intern at Harrison Hill Elementary, and in 2013, became an assistant principal at Shambaugh. During the 2014-15 school year, she was assistant principal at Franke Park Elementary. At Northcrest, she replaces Dawn Starks.

Keith Goldfuss, Washington Center Elementary Principal

Keith Goldfuss began his education career in 2002 as a substitute teacher in FWCS. In 2003, he took a part-time position at Fairfield Elementary and was soon hired full-time. In 2007, he moved to Memorial Park Middle School as a science teacher, and in 2012, he became an administrative intern at Abbett Elementary. A year later, he was named assistant principal at Forest Park and then was named interim principal. At Washington Center, he replaced Dee Dee Larkey, who moved to the district curriculum department.

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.