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Mission Statement

The Warsaw Education Foundation champions academic innovation and excellence in Warsaw Community Schools.

The Warsaw Education Foundation is committed to academic excellence and innovation, as well as student achievement. It is committed to advancing enrichment opportunities, innovative and inventive teaching, and academic exploration. It builds strategic partnerships that mobilize the community's resources on behalf of Warsaw Community Schools. We promote the empowerment of teachers as an essential dimension of encouraging the academic growth of students. We firmly believe that today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and the quality of our future depends on the excellence of today's educational experiences.


Our Brand

Investing in academic excellence today; returning excellent leadership tomorrow.

Our Board of Directors

Pam Weingart, President
Community Representative

Troy Akers, Warsaw Community High School
Vanessa Barber, Ruoff Home Mortgage
Ben Barkey, Madison Elementary School
Ronna Fruth, Kosciusko Community Hospital
JoElla Hauselman, Edgewood Middle School
Angela Jarrett, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Andy Manes, Pearl Financial
Ryan Martin, Louis Dreyfus Company
Rob Parker, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce
Zachary Tucker, Maple Leaf Farms
Heather Wihebrink, Parent Representative

Director Emeritus
John Elliott, 1st Source Bank
Dan Pacheco, Community Representative

Todd Pequignot, 1st Vice President 
Lake City Bank
Karen Mayer, 2nd Vice President 
Teachers Credit Union
Joe Stanley, Treasurer
Great Lakes Chloride
Ruth Jones, Secretary
Community Representative
Barb Smolen
Executive Director 

Dr. David A. Hoffert, Superintendent, Warsaw Community Schools
Heather Reichenbach, Warsaw Community Schools School Board Liaison
Mike Coon, Warsaw Community Schools School Board Liaison

If you have a passion for education, an appreciation for academic excellence and a desire to serve, you may want to consider applying for a position on the Warsaw Education Foundation Board of Directors.  We meet six times per calendar year and we'd love to have you join us.  For more information contact Barb Smolen, Executive Director, at 574-371-5098 X2410 or Edfoundation@warsawschools.org.

The Warsaw Education Foundation office is located in the Warsaw Community Schools administration building, 1 Administration Drive, Warsaw, IN.