Fort Wayne Community Schools Professional Learning

Fort Wayne Community Schools is committed to the professional learning and growth of our staff and educators. The Department of Professional Learning meets the learning needs of adults at FWCS, ensuring that our staff is prepared to educate all students to high standards. 

As an FWCS employee, you will receive regular professional learning designed to equip you with the skills and tools needed to be highly effective in your role. 

The Professional Learning Department has direct responsibility for the Districts Deep Learning Initiatives.

Learn more about Deep Learning at FWCS.



Human Capital Management University (HCMU)

FWCS’s comprehensive professional learning sessions for administrators


Potential Leaders’ Learning Community

Preparatory program for teachers applying to the Aspiring Leadership Academy


Aspiring Leadership Academy

Internship for future FWCS principals and assistant principals


Potential Coaches’ Learning Community

Preparatory program for teachers applying to be instructional coaches


Instructional Coaches’ Learning Community

Support for current building instructional coaches


Academy for Effective Instruction

Three-year program of support for teachers new to FWCS


Interventionists’ Learning Community

Professional learning for interventionists currently working in Title 1 schools





Ramona Coleman

Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning


Amanda Ladig

Talent Management Coordinator


Kendra Bowser

Secondary Professional Learning Coordinator


Allison Sleesman

Elementary Professional Learning Coordinator


Kamaria Lakes

Elementary Professional Learning Coordinator