Renowned educator to visit Gary, schools

2013-02-25T19:45:00Z 2013-02-25T23:32:04Z Renowned educator to visit Gary, schoolsCarmen McCollum carmen.mccollum@nwi.com, (219) 662-5337 nwitimes.com

GARY | Renowned educator and author Bernard C. Watson will visit Gary Wednesday and Thursday.

Watson will participate in a conversation about education from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gary City Council Chambers at Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway.

Watson also will visit the Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys in Gary at 8:30 a.m. Thursday as part of the Gary Community School Corp.'s Black History Month celebrations. He will speak to students and visit other Gary schools as time allows. 

Watson’s career reflects quality achievements and strong leadership. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

Until 2004, he was a Presidential Scholar at Temple University, an appointment made following his retirement at the end of 1993 as president and CEO of the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia. He assumed that position in 1981 after a career as a teacher and educator in public schools in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and, at Temple University, as professor of urban studies and urban education and academic vice president.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Gary

City of Gary

City Hall Office of the Mayor
401 Broadway Gary, IN 46402
219.881.1302

Police Department

555 Polk St. Gary, IN 46402
219.881.1201
219.881.1214 Front Desk
219.881.1293 Fax

Fire Department

200 East 5th Avenue Gary, IN 46402
219.881.4779 - 24 Hour Business

Parks and Recreation

455 Massachusetts St. Gary, IN 46402
219.886.7099
219.881.0008 Fax

Gary Community School Corporation

620 East 10th Place Gary, IN 46402
219.881.5481