District Leadership 2018-01-05T13:43:45+00:00
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Dr. Robert Haworth, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Robert Haworth
Dr. Robert Haworth began his duties as Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools in the summer of 2012. The Indiana native was previously assistant superintendent at Valparaiso for 2 years and prior to that was superintendent of two other Indiana school corporations. He also served as vice president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Haworth is a 1988 graduate of Greenville College. He earned his master’s degree (1996) and an administrative certificate (2000) from Indiana University Southeast, and his doctorate (2004) from Indiana State University.

Dr. Dawn McGrath, Deputy Superintendent 

Dr. Dawn McGrath
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.

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 Teachers Credit Union supervisory committee, and also 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.