Craig J. Hintz received his Ed.D from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. Previously, he received an Ed.S. from Western Illinois University in 1980, a M.Ed. from Phillips University in 1973, a B.S.E. from Truman State University in 1969, and an A.A. from Muscatine Community College in 1967.
Dr. Hintz’s administrative experiences include Superintendent of Warsaw Community Schools, School Improvement Specialist for Metro Cooperative Service Unit, Deputy Superintendent for Minneapolis Public Schools, Associate Superintendent for Minnetonka Public Schools, Superintendent of MSD of Warren Township, Associate Superintendent of MSD of Warren Township, High School Principal for North Scott Community Schools, Associate High School Principal/A.D. for North Scott Community Schools, and Assistant Junior High School Principal for North Scott Community Schools.
Dr. Hintz’s professional development activities include attending 16 National School Board Association Annual Conferences, 7 NSBA Technology Site Visits, 16 IAPSS Annual Conferences and Meetings, 12 American Association of School Administrators Annual Conferences, and 4 Professional Learning Community @ Work Conferences. Dr. Hintz’s recent community partnerships, memberships and offices held in professional organizations include Kosciusko Community Education Board Member, Warsaw Education Foundation Ex-Officio Board Member, Kosciusko/Warsaw Chamber of Commerce Community Action Council, Martin Luther King Committee Board Member, Ortho Worx Education Committee Member, and affiliations with Bakers Youth Club, Warsaw YMCA, Warsaw/Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, and the Orthopedic Companies of Zimmer, Depuy, and Biomet.
Dr. Hintz’s recent publications, articles and presentations include a Warsaw Rotary Club “State of the School Corporation Address”, a Kosciusko Board of Realtors presentation, “The Value of a WCHS Diploma”, an Indiana University “Beginning Superintendent’s Workshop”, Indiana University Dissertation, “The Diminishing Pool of Aspirants for the position of High School Principal in The Indiana Urban Schools Association”.
Dr. Hintz’s many notable achievements since joining Warsaw Community Schools as Superintendent of Schools in 2009 include adopting a community-developed strategic plan, designed to provide a roadmap for the future for students and families served by WCS. Through its implementation WCS has created a STEM Academy; free full-day kindergarten; enhanced world language offerings, additional courses in dance, orchestra, culinary arts, and biomedical sciences; Project Lead the Way; a Junior ROTC program, and additional Advanced Placement (AP) and dual-credit classes.
Other notable achievements during Dr. Hintz’s tenure in Warsaw Community Schools include the implementation of Professional Learning Communities and strong relationships with community groups and organizations, a school corporation grade “A” rating for two consecutive years from the Indiana Department of Education, and being named the 2013 Indiana Superintendent of the Year.
WCS Board of Trustees Board President, Jennifer Tandy, recently stated “Dr. Hintz has led WCS through a remarkable transformation that has resulted in improvements that will benefit students and the local community for years to come. Dr. Hintz’s commitment to excellence and his visionary leadership have created an environment for learning that places WCS among the finest public education systems in the State of Indiana. Tandy also noted “Dr. Hintz has been instrumental in establishing a culture of collaboration, not only within the school system, but also throughout our community.”