Warsaw Community Schools Superintendent Named 'Super' of the Year

By Scott Sarvay

Dr. Craig J. Hintz, superintendent of Warsaw Community School Corporation

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT

Indianapolis (www.incnow.tv) - Superintendent Dr. Craig J. Hintz of Warsaw Community School Corporation, has been selected as the State Superintendent of the Year for 2013 by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents

Dr. Hintz's leadership in the Warsaw Community School Corporation hasn’t gone unnoticed as his district was also selected earlier in the year by the Indiana Department of Education to receive the state's largest innovation grant to create an elementary school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academy.

Hintz is working toward making Warsaw Community School the education capital of Indiana and a national model for educational excellence. Hintz has worked with the community to develop a strategic plan which culminated in the following mission statement: Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.

In addition to creating the elementary STEM academy, Warsaw Community School Corporation recently implemented full-day kindergarten in all elementary schools. The district also enhanced its world language offerings, including Mandarin Chinese, as well as adding courses in dance, culinary arts, biomedical, Project Lead the Way curriculum for STEM, orchestra, and additional Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit courses.

During Hintz's tenure, the high school graduation rate has increased by nearly 12 percent and student achievement has increased exponentially, ranking 11th in the state for growth.

Hintz has served as Warsaw Community Schools' superintendent since 2009.

As Indiana Superintendent of the Year for 2013, Hintz will be Indiana's representative in the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year program.

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