It is a great privilege to serve as the Superintendent for the School Town of Highland.  I was drawn to Highland because of its great reputation for academic achievement, stability, and numerous student opportunities.  I spent four years as the Superintendent for the North Newton School Corporation. Previous to my time at North Newton, I was a teacher and administrator in Fort Wayne Community School District for fifteen years.  My wife Sallie and I have 2 daughters.  

I have found the School Town of Highland School Corporation to be the best kept secret in the “Region.” Student achievement far out paces other districts with the same socio economic status.   In addition to our 1:1 initiative that has placed iPads in the hands of all our students, Highland offers several Advanced Placement and college duel credit courses. I find it refreshing to be a part of a smaller school district, yet still have many of the same programs our neighboring districts offer.

As superintendent, my duty is to ensure all students are educated to their highest levels. Education is very different compared to most adult educational experiences. The skills and proficiencies students need to be successful are evolving, as should their preparation.  Student instruction must be differentiated, meeting the needs of all students.        

I enjoy working with the Highland educational community to provide the best education for all of our students.  Please feel free to say hello when you see me out and about. 

Yours in Education,

Brian Smith

Superintendent Brian Smith

Phone: 219.924.7400



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