Mr. Stephen Edwards
Retired Superintendent, Marion County Community Schools
Steve Edwards retired as Superintendent of Marion Community Schools. He has 44 years of experience in public education. Prior to serving Marion Community Schools, Mr. Edwards served in a number of positions for Muncie Community Schools. He served as an Assistant Superintendent-Instruction K-12, as Director of Adult and Community Education and Recreation, as the District Coordinator of Athletic Programs, as a high school assistant principal, as a high school athletic director, and as a teacher and coach.
While serving as the Superintendent of Marion Community Schools, he directed the turnaround of the struggling school district. The district became successful, made significant academic gains, and became financially stable. He was instrumental in bridging the gap between the community and the schools by developing successful community outreach programs.
Mr. Edwards served as the State President for the Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education during the 1996 - 1997 school year. He was selected by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as Delaware County’s Outstanding Educator in 2007 and was awarded the Chairman’s Award by the Marion and Grant County Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Mr. Edwards was presented the LaRita Gibbs-Boren Faithful Servant Award by the Prevent Child Abuse Council Grant County Council in 2012. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2013 and became the first non-Marion High School Graduate to be inducted into the Marion High School Hall of Fame.
Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Butler University where he earned bachelors and masters degrees; and also Ball State University where he earned a Specialist in Education degree. He and his wife of 47 years, Penny, currently reside in Muncie, Indiana.