Posted: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 11:50am Updated: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 9:29am

Dr. Jennifer McCormickDr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, is a nationally recognized innovator and leader in education. Over the course of nearly two decades, Dr. McCormick has served at every level of the traditional public education system. She began in the classroom as a special education teacher, then served as a middle school language arts teacher (1996-2004) before becoming principal of Yorktown Elementary School (2004-2007). She was named assistant superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools (2007-2010) before she was elevated to superintendent in 2010.

Dr. McCormick’s work as an education innovator was recognized nationally in 2014 when she was invited to the White House to participate in The National Connected Superintendents Summit. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Contributor to Education Award from the Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and was named Person of the Year by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

Dr. McCormick served as secretary of the board for Ivy Tech East Central Region and was appointed as an eLearning Leadership Cadre member by the Indiana Department of Education. She served on the board of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials and was a Delaware County Youth Salutes board member.

Dr. McCormick is married to Trent, a public school science teacher and longtime wrestling coach. They have one son, Cael, who attends West Point Military Academy.