FWCS officially names new superintendent

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees officially introduced Mark Daniel as the next superintendent Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: May 26, 2020 2:37 PM
Updated: May 27, 2020 9:25 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana's largest school district will have a new leader introduced Tuesday afternoon.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees officially introduced Mark Daniel as the next superintendent.

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Additional Information about Mark Daniel

Schools Attended:

• University of Toledo, Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing Management, 1983
• Bowling Green State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Business, 1985
• Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Master’s Degree in Secondary Education Administration, 1993
• Indiana State University, Doctorate in Education Administration, 2006

Professional Experience:

• North Side High School, Fort Wayne Community Schools – Math/Business Teacher, 1986-95
• Leo Junior/Senior High School, East Allen County Schools – Assistant Principal, 1995-98
• Leo Junior/Senior High School, East Allen County Schools – Principal, 1998-2010
• Dowagiac Union Schools, Dowagiac, Michigan – Superintendent, 2010-14
• McLean County Unit District No. 5, Normal, Illinois – Superintendent, 2014-20

FWCS Superintendent Mark Daniel

Fort Wayne Community Schools

The board has moved to approve the contract of Mark Daniel to the next superintendent of the district and the official vote was passed.

He was most recently the superintendent of McLean County School District in Illinois.

Daniel is no stranger to the Fort Wayne area though.

He is a 1979 graduate of North Side High School and had his first teaching position at North Side.

From 1986-1995, he taught advanced algebra, geometry, business law, accounting and skills for living, as well as coached football, basketball, baseball, track and golf.

“Mark will be able to bring new ideas to the district but also has an understanding of our community, as well as the strengths and challenges of our school district,” President of the FWCS Board of School Trustees Julie Hollingsworth said. “He has proven success in collaborating with teachers, administrators, support staff, students, parents and business and community leaders. These characteristics convinced the Board that Mark Daniel is the best person to lead FWCS, both to build on its success and to drive increased student performance.”

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Daniel officially takes over as superintendent on July 1, the day after current superintendent Wendy Robinson retires.

“Wendy Robinson has successfully led FWCS through the most turbulent times in Indiana for K-12 education,” Hollingsworth said. “Through the introduction of vouchers, increased promotion of charters, state budget cuts, tax caps, constantly changing accountability and a legislature determined to demean teachers, Dr. Robinson has expertly managed FWCS through every crisis and put FWCS in a position to meet its next challenges. The Board is grateful to Dr. Robinson for her passion, commitment to our community and her leadership.”

Daniel's three-year contract approved by the Board provides a base salary of $215,000 with the opportunity for a $10,000 annual performance bonus for an evaluation rating of effective or highly effective.

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