Indian Village Principal Stephany Bourne was recognized recently as the District 3 Elementary Principal of the Year at the fall conference of the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Bourne was named principal of the year for IASP’s District 3, which includes 10 counties in northeast Indiana, earlier this year. One of the 12 district winners was chosen as the State Principal of the Year and announced at the conference Sunday, November 19.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers in northeast Indiana,” Bourne said. “There are many great principals working hard to educate children, and they all deserve to be recognized.”

Bourne has been principal of Indian Village for 10 years, and has worked in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 31. As a Northrop High School teacher, she was named Teacher of the Year. Bourne began her career in education as a teacher at Shawnee Middle School in 1976. During her time at Indian Village, the school has been recognized for its academic achievement, including being named a Blue Ribbon School in 2003.

With nearly 32,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is Indiana’s second-largest school district. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 53 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 fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level as well as the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for high school students.

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