Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski
Director of Public Education and Chief Executive Officer
Muncie Community Schools
Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski has been a lifelong educator. At the school district level, she has held roles as Teacher, Principal, Title I Facilitator and Director, Assistant Superintendent and now CEO/Superintendent. At the state level, she has served in the Indiana Department of Education as Chief of Staff to Dr. McCormick, Director of School Improvement, Senior Education Advisor for the Office of the Governor and Executive Director for the Indiana State Board of Education.
Dr. Kwiatkowski has comprehensive experience with strategic planning, policy development and implementation, board relations, school improvement and grant funding. She also has significant experience with state and federal programs and budgets at the classroom, school, district and state levels such as Title I, Title II, Title III, Gifted and Talented and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).
In her role as Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement with the Warren Township Schools, Dr. Kwiatkowski successfully administered a $28.5 million Race to the Top personal learning federal grant, making Warren one of just 16 districts nationwide to receive that funding. In her role at MCS, she has implemented Innovation and Strategic Plans that utilize an innovative cradle-to-career community-based approach to education. This approach is part of a unique partnership with Ball State University that has led to improved student enrollment, higher teacher retention, increased philanthropy and community engagement and expanded early education opportunities.
Among her many awards and accolades, Dr. Kwiatkowski has received the following:
- Sagamore of the Wabash (Governor Eric Holcomb)
- Distinguished Service Award (Ball State Teachers College)
- Athena Leadership Nominee (Women In Business Unlimited)
- Heroes of the Pandemic Award for Outstanding Service in Education (Coalition of Women’s Organizations)
Dr. Kwiatkowski has been married to her husband, Jack, for more than three decades. They have three children and four grandchildren.