Mission & Vision Statements
Our Mission Statement
Doing what is best for students today, tomorrow, everyday.
The vision of the GCSC is to remain the premiere educational system providing an enriched academic and multi-cultural learning environment that prepares our students to pursue the accomplishment of life goals. GCSC fosters a high-quality education in a safe and orderly learning environment that ensures the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be productive and responsible citizens in a global, technological society.
What We Believe
- Educating students is vital to the sustainability and growth of the community.
- Educational excellence and opportunity require committed students, teachers, administrators, parents, and school board members.
- Mutual respect and support is expected from teachers, staff, administrators and students.
- Learning occurs best in a safe, orderly and secure environment.
About the Superintendent
Dr. Peggy Hinckley is a former teacher, school superintendent and author who now shares more than 40 years of educational experience with central office administration and school staff in explaining and implementing the highly successful 8-Step Instructional Process for academic achievement.
The former Indiana Superintendent of the Year Award recipient employs a no-nonsense approach in adapting the 8-Step Process to ensure challenges facing individual schools are met.
Drawing on her experience as a classroom teacher, Superintendent at Hobart Township Schools, the LaPorte Community School Corporation, the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township (Indianapolis) and as Interim Superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools, Dr. Hinckley has been a highly-sought consultant across the nation since 2009. Together with consultant Pat Davenport, Dr. Hinckley has worked with more than 130 Indiana schools, sharing the value of implementing the 8-Step Process.
She continues to be a sought-after speaker on a variety of education topics allowing her to impart more than four decades of educational experience with audiences across the nation.
Monitoring: Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of School Improvement, is Dr. Hinckley’s 8-Step resource book that tackles hot-button educational issues including:
- Confronting Adult Comfort Zones vs Needs of Students
- Teacher Leadership
- Paying Close Attention to Monitoring
- Student Monitoring of Their Learning
As expectations for greater academic achievement accountability grow and as resources to provide adequate support for improved performances lags, Dr. Peggy Hinckley and Pat Davenport provide an effective approach delivering a success proven strategy to support administrators, teachers and staff in implementing the 8-Step Process.
GCSC School Board
Serving as the link between the community and the administration, the role of the Board of School Trustees is that of policy making, appraisal and evaluation. The Board does not initiate change, rather it considers proposals brought to it. Judgements are made following careful research, thoughtful consideration and lengthy deliberation.
The Board of School Trustees holds its regularly scheduled meetings at 6:00 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gary Area Career Center, 35th & King Drive, Gary, Indiana. Board meetings are not public meetings but meetings held in public.
The Board encourages suggestions and comments on how educational excellence can be achieved.. One of the best ways to stay informed and voice opinions is through attendance at the Board of School Trustees meetings.
The Board welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals. Any person attending a regular meeting may request to speak on an agenda or non-agenda item by completing the appropriate form prior to the opening of the meeting. The time allotted to speak shall not exceed three (3) minutes. If an organization is being represented, the Board may allow six (6) minutes to be divided among the group.
School Board Members
Ms. Nellie F. Moore
President, 3rd District
3157 West 19th Avenue
Gary, IN 46404
Mr. Robert L Buggs Sr.
Vice President, At-Large
4002 Rhode Island Street
Gary, IN 46409
Mr. Carlos Toliver
Member, 1st District
6620 Hemlock Avenue
Gary, IN 46403
Mr. James M. Piggee
Member, 2nd District
601 Taft Street
Gary, IN 46404
Norman A. Bailey
Secretary, 4th District
1151 Pyramid Drive
Gary, IN 46407
Mrs. Darling Pleasant
Member, 5th District
3652 Johnson Street
Gary, IN 46408
Ms. Mary Felton
Member, 6th District
1505 E. 36th Place
Gary, IN 46409
Gary Community School Corporation has the following open positions. Please click on the Apply Now button to apply. Thanks.
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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
Secretary Class III – Planning, Assesment & Testing
Text or Call: (219) 318-1441
In the event of after-hours emergencies, the GCSC has an after-hours emergency telephone number to report the following situations in GCSC buildings and properties: open windows, open doors, unusual smoke, unusual noise, vandalism, loitering, and the ringing of a school’s security alarm.
This phone number is also a totally confidential means of reporting persons who have committed illegal activity on school grounds, including drug use, vandalism, violence, possession of a weapon, etc.
This number may also be used as the Corporation’s tip reporting service. Submit tips regarding bullying, intimidation, harassment, weapons, drugs, etc. Tips may be submitted anonymously.