Principal Patrick Haney wins prestigious education fellowship



Noblesville Schools announced Aug. 4 that Patrick Haney, principal of

Noble Crossing Elementary, has won the prestigious Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Educational Leadership.

The program is run in Indiana through the University of Indianapolis and maintains a highly competitive nomination and selection process. Fellowship winners participate in a 13-month educational program that includes a fully paid educational travel opportunity, business immersion experiences and post-graduation mentoring. Winners receive a full tuition scholarship and graduate with an MBA in Education Leadership.

Gov. Mike Pence made the announcement of this year’s winning class of fellows on July 29th at the University of Indianapolis.

Haney was selected based on the demonstration of outstanding accomplishment in the areas of instructional leadership, emotional intelligence, moral and ethical character and performance in education, among others.

“Pat Haney is very deserving of this prestigious fellowship,” said Supt. Beth Niedermeyer. “He is a leader among leaders whose passion, expertise, and love of learning are admired and respected by all who know him. Pat places a high value on building relationships with staff, parents and children, which is why the students at Noble Crossing adore him. He will eagerly share these valuable experiences he learns, and that in turn will benefit staff and students at Noblesville Schools.”

Haney joined Noblesville Schools in 1996 as a language arts teacher at Noblesville Middle School. He became a school counselor at Forest Hill Elementary in 2000, and then served as assistant principal and principal at Noblesville Intermediate School from 2006 to 2009. He has been principal at Noble Crossing Elementary since 2009.

Haney has a bachelor’s degree in English from Taylor University, a master’s degree in School Counseling from Butler University, and completed the principal licensure program at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Haney will continue his responsibilities at Noble Crossing while participating in the MBA fellowship program.

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