FWCS Superintendent Wendy Robinson named Indiana public schools superintendent of the year

Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson has been named the 2018 state Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

“Dr. Wendy Robinson has not only been a steady force guiding one of Indiana’s largest school districts, she is a passionate advocate for children and public schools and a national leader for her expertise in improving urban education,” J.T. Coopman, IAPSS executive director, said in the announcement about Robinson’s selection for the award.

“When she speaks in front of a professional conference or testifies before a legislative committee, she is universally respected for her achievements and her experience,” Coopman said.

Robinson now becomes Indiana’s nominee for the American Association of School Administrators’ 2018 National Superintendent of the Year award, the announcement said.

She has been FWCS superintendent since 2003. She previously has served the district as an assistant principal, principal, area administrator, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent during more than 30 years as a school administrator, the announcement said.

Robinson is an active member of the Fort Wayne community who has helped FWCS forge partnerships with state and local agencies and businesses and who has served on several state and local boards.