Dr. Dawn McGrath began as the Deputy Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools in the spring of 2015. After completing her Bachelors and Masters in Education at Northern Illinois University (1983), she taught at the high school, middle school and elementary levels in Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Indiana. Dr. McGrath served the Indiana Department of Education from 2001 – 2010, culminating in an appointment as a State Director. Prior to arriving at Elkhart, Dr. McGrath served as the Director of Special Programs and Leadership at Kokomo Center Schools and the Director of Secondary Education at Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Additionally, Dr. McGrath has instructed undergraduate and graduate students at IUPUI, ISU, and IU-K. Dr. McGrath received her Doctorate (2006) and superintendent’s license (2014) from Ball State University.