New Curriculum Leader Approved

Record Number: 19299
Displayed from: Jan 25, 2022 , until: Mar 25, 2022

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Jan. 24, approved the hiring of Dr. Joe Brown as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Dr. Brown comes to Fort Wayne Community Schools from Elwood Community School Corporation where he has served as superintendent since July 2019. He began his career in education in 2005 as a third-grade teacher in Delphi Community School Corporation and taught for one year in Indianapolis Public Schools. He took his first principal position in Delphi in 2009 and worked in administration in Delphi, Noblesville, Franklin Township and Elwood schools over the next decade. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Marian University since 2011.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from IUPUI; Master of Science Degree in Education from Purdue University; and a PhD in Education from Indiana State University.

As Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, he will oversee all aspects of curriculum and testing for the District, pre-K through 12th grade.

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.