Elkhart Schools Names Mark Mow as Interim Superintendent

Jun 13, 2018

 

Mark Mow addresses the Elkhart Community Schools Board of Trustees at a board meeting on June 12, 2018. Mow was confirmed unanimously as interim superintendent.
Credit Jennifer Weingart

Mark Mow has been announced as the interim superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools.

Superintendent Rob Haworth resigned his post and was recently confirmed the new superintendent of Vigo County Schools.

Mark Mow was the superintendent at Elkhart starting in 2002. He had been at Elkhart Schools for 42 years when he retired. Haworth took over in 2012.

Mow said that experience will help him take the reigns, albeit temporarily.

“I know a lot of the people that are still employed here and a lot of the systems and processes so there’s some challenges but it’s not so bad, not as if I was from outside the community.”

Mow inherits the Elkhart Promise, the sweeping reorganization plan that will merge the districts two high schools, create a freshman academy and re-write curriculum. The initiative was spearheaded by Haworth. Mow said he’s ready to work with the plan.

“The board has adopted a bold vision and a strategic plan that is all-encompassing so I hope in my short time to help them continue moving that plan forward and to do it in a  pretty thoughtful and deliberative and financially responsible way.”

The district has not yet announced a plan for hiring a new permanent superintendent.