District Leadership2018-08-08T14:36:55+00:00
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Mark Mow, Interim Superintendent of Schools

Mark Mow returned to Elkhart Community Schools in July 2018 to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools. Mow is an Elkhart native, graduated from Elkhart High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Indiana University. Upon completion of his degree, Mow returned to Elkhart as a teacher, then an assistant principal, and principal. He later became the assistant superintendent of business, and in 2002 became the superintendent of schools. He served as the superintendent until his retirement in 2012, having devoted 42 years to students at Elkhart Community Schools.

Dr. Bradley Sheppard, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

Dr. Bradley Sheppard began his work with Elkhart Community Schools in the fall of 2005 as a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. He earned a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in History and Religion (1982), a Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision (1987), and a Ph.D. in Leadership (2011), all from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Prior to Elkhart, he served as Director of Student Teaching and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Andrews University.  He has also taught Social Studies and Speech at the high school level in both Michigan and Illinois, and has some experience in secondary administration.  Additionally, Dr. Sheppard has served as an adjunct professor, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Occasionally, he serves on dissertation committees as an external examiner.

Tony England, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Anthony England
Tony England joined Elkhart Community Schools in June 2013 as the Director of Student Services. Prior to his role at Elkhart Community Schools, Tony was Director of Special Education at Wabash Miami Area Program, and served in a variety of leadership roles at Warsaw Community Schools. He has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at IPFW, Grace College and Manchester College. England earned his bachelor’s degree from Manchester College, master’s degrees from Fordham University and Indiana State University, and his superintendent license from Indiana State University.

Kevin Scott, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott joined the administrative team at Elkhart Community Schools in May 2016. Prior to Elkhart Community Schools, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer at Warsaw Community Schools, a position he held since 2004. He has also worked in a variety of finance and accounting roles in industry sectors that included printing, orthopedics and agricultural equipment. Kevin received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his master’s degree from Indiana Institute of Technology. Kevin is currently a member of the executive committee of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials.

Douglas Thorne, District Counsel/Chief of Staff 

Doug Thorne
Doug Thorne joined Elkhart Community Schools in January 2002. Prior to his role at Elkhart Community Schools, Doug was active in the Elkhart community in private law practice and also served as a Labor Relations Specialist with the Ohio School Boards Association. Doug earned his bachelor’s degree (1981) from Macalester College and his juris doctorate degree (1986) from the University of Toledo College in 1986. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1986 and Indiana in 1993.

Shawn Hannon, Assistant Superintendent of Data/Communication

Shawn Hannon joined the administrative team at Elkhart Community Schools in 1993 as the supervisor of pupil accounting. During her years with Elkhart Community Schools, her responsibilities have included attendance, juvenile court liaison, before- and after-school child care, program evaluation, assessment, state reporting, and most recently, communication. Hannon earned her bachelor, master, and education specialist degrees from Ball State University, and earned her superintendent license in 2018. She is active in her church, and currently serves on the EGH Institutional Review Board (IRB). She and her husband Kyle are the proud parents of two ECS graduates.

Shawn Hannon is currently on professional leave.