Wabash City Superintendent receives recognition

By Mandy Underwood

Wabash City Schools Superintendent Jason Callahan was named the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) Superintendent of the Year for District III. 

Callahan is serving his 9th year as superintendent of the Wabash City Schools’ district.

“I am very humbled by the recognition,” said Callahan.

“I believe the award is truly an acknowledgement of our students and our staff who work hard at our district vision of building a legacy of opportunity for all.  Our district work to increase the educational attainment of this community through the expansion of both our early childhood education programming and our early college programming has developed a regional and state reputation as being a premiere educational system in the State of Indiana.  Earning this award demonstrates this growing awareness.”

Wabash City Schools is quickly making Wabash an education destination, emerging as a state leader in Early College, Spanish Dual Language Immersion, entrepreneurship, and international student exchange programs. 

In addition to leading WCS, Callahan also serves on several community boards to include Grow Wabash County, the YMCA of Wabash County, Parkview Wabash Hospital and the Access Youth Center. 

At the state level, he serves on the Ivy Tech Northeast board, the statewide Dual Credit Advisory Council and as the IAPSS District III representative. 

This is the 2nd time in the last 5 years that the Callahan has been chosen as Superintendent of the year.

“I want to thank my peers for the recognition, and while this is an individual award, it comes from the great work being accomplished across this district, so I accept it on behalf of the students and the staff of Wabash City Schools,” said Callahan.

Posted on 2019 Sep 24