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Aundra Lambert loves seeing his students smile, whether it’s while they’re on the playground at McClelland Elementary, or while they’re working in the classroom. “Watching the kids learn and watching them smile after they have learned something is just great,”

Robey Elementary Assistant Principal Shatara Smith will step into the principal’s role at Chapel Glen Elementary beginning in January. Mrs. Smith will succeed Chapel Glen Principal Marc Coapstick, who is retiring at the end of December. Mrs. Smith began her

The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) has named Dr. Dennisha Murff the 2020 Indiana Elementary School Principal of the Year. Dr. Murff is principal of Westlake Elementary in the MSD of Wayne Township. Dr. Murff was recognized at a

Jayla Smith’s little brother was the spark that kindled her interest in becoming a teacher. “He was born with epilepsy,” Jayla says, “and he was two years behind developmentally when he started school.” Jayle told herself she wanted to help

Dave Erickson is the new deputy construction officer for the MSD of Wayne Township. Mr. Erickson will coordinate with MSD Wayne Chief Operations Officer Pete Just to oversee all construction projects in the district from conception to completion. He will

Dr. Dennisha Murff, principal of Westlake Elementary, has accepted a position on the Black Alumni Constituent Society (BACS) board of Ball State University. Dr. Murff is one of three Ball State graduates recently named to the board. Dr. Murff has

Jessica Lamb, instructor in the Area 31 Career Center’s Pharmacy Tech Program, has been named Indiana’s 2020 Outstanding Pharmacy Technician of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding achievements among pharmacy technicians. The Indiana Pharmacists Association presented the award to Ms.

The MSD of Wayne Township’s HOSTS program is one of the most important ways we bring our schools and community together. HOSTS, which stands for Help One Student to Succeed, is a tutoring program in which volunteer mentors help second

It began with one act of service, and blossomed into a dedication to the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township that has lasted more than 50 years. Phyllis Lewis, the longest serving school board member in the state of Indiana,

When Maplewood Elementary teacher A.J. Lentz was offered the opportunity to teach sixth grade online this year, he didn’t hesitate. His wife is a surgical trauma nurse at Eskenazi Hospital. She has been working in the hospital’s COVID-19 units. “I