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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

Susan Findlay, President
Community Representative

Troy Akers, Warsaw Community High School
Ben Barkey, Madison Elementary School
Ronna Fruth, Kosciusko Community Hospital
Matt Funkhouser, Tippecanoe Lake Country Club
Barbara Gauger, Community Representative
Mitchell Goon, Ruoff Home Mortgage
Mike Hall, Hall & Marose Silveus Insurance
Andy Manes, 1st Source Bank
Ryan Martin, Louis Dreyfus Company
Karen Mayer, Teachers Credit Union
Rob Parker, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce
Todd Pequignot, Lake City Bank
JoElla Smyth, Edgewood Middle School

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

Pam Weingart, 1st Vice President 
Community Representative
Debbie Jensen, 2nd Vice President 
Community Representative
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
Elle Turley, 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.