New Special Education Director Hired

Record Number: 16527
Displayed from: May 23, 2017 , until: Jul 23, 2017

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, May 22, approved the appointment of a new Director of Special Education effective July 3.

Nikki Sprunger, Director, Special Education

Nikki Sprunger joins FWCS with 36 years of education experience and is currently the Special Education Director for the Adams Wells Special Services Cooperative in Bluffton. Her education career started as a sixth-grade teacher in 1981 at St. Mary Catholic School in Rushville. In 1986, she took her first position in special education as the itinerant learning disabilities teacher at the East Central Special Services District in Connersville. She then moved to the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative in Warsaw and then Fairfield Community Schools, where she stayed until 2012 when she took the position with Adams Wells. As the Special Education Director for Fort Wayne Community Schools, she fills a position that has been vacant since the retirement of Ann Barnes-Smith at the beginning of the school year.

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.