My name is Diane Woodworth, and I serve as the Business Development Education Specialist at Weigand Construction. During my K-12 career, I was a high school mathematics teacher, school counselor, and principal. I also served in various roles in district offices, retiring as the superintendent of Goshen Community Schools. I enjoyed each of the roles I had in public education, as I believe good education can truly change the trajectory of young lives!
During my career, I oversaw over $100M in projects utilizing a wide variety of delivery methods. At Goshen, a referendum was passed to build a new intermediate school as well as an addition to our high school. We utilized the delivery method known as CMc (Construction Manager as Constructor) to build these projects and chose Weigand Construction as our construction manager. I became a big fan of both CMc and Weigand during that final construction project before my retirement. It was the most transparent, efficient, and pain-free of all the projects I have ever been involved in.
Every Weigand employee I met demonstrated high levels of honesty and responsibility. I was not surprised at all when I began working for Weigand to find that our company values integrity tremendously. I have greatly enjoyed being part of a team that continues to “Build landmarks that impact the lives and communities we serve.”
Dr. Diane Woodworth Business Development Education Specialist
“A significant impact to the educational programming here in southeast Fort Wayne…we think it’s well overdue…we’re serving our students in our community”
Dr. Mark Daniel (FWCS Superintendent)
Earlier this month, we officially broke ground at Levan Scott Academy. With Weigand serving as the construction manager as constructor, this moment marked the beginning of a 43,456 square foot renovation and expansion!
Once the project is done, the school will have:
State-of-the-art heating and cooling systems
Updates to the vents and airways
Specialized, energy-efficient lighting
Nineteen new classrooms
A media center
A Much-Needed Addition
The final product will be a building that gives space to house more students, and provides extra rooms dedicated to their development. A few of these future rooms have unique learning experiences with art and music designed in the layout! Parents were also considered during the planning phase. As a result, more parking spots and a pick-up lane will be added to help with traffic.
A Leader’s Legacy
The Academy is named after Dr. Levan R. Scott, who was Fort Wayne’s first Black Principle in 1965. He faithfully worked with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 28 years. He advocated for civil rights and equality for students and staff during his time of service. For this reason, FWCS continues to honor the memory of his legacy through the school.
Better Service to a Growing Community
“This addition allows Scott Academy to better serve the community, which is the fastest growing area in Fort Wayne Community Schools,” said FWCS Superintendent, Dr. Mark Daniel, while speaking at the groundbreaking. With this in mind, we can’t wait to finish this new and improved Levan-Scott Academy to benefit southeast Fort Wayne!
We are so proud to be involved in programs such as the Vantage Career Center’s First Annual Senior Career Advancement Program Signing Day! Lindsay Hill will be an Estimating & Project Management Intern, while Reece Bringer will be a Carpenter Apprentice.
Welcome to the team you two – those fresh hard hats are lookin good!
Adams Central’s kindergarten students learned all about their school’s construction project from Weigand employees Jason Gerber and Dan Roe. They also received a sneak peek of the newly renovated Band and Choir space!
Last night, we had the honor of cutting the ribbon at Adams Central Community Schools state-of-the-art new student activity center. With multiple basketball courts, new locker rooms, and a large mezzanine (currently being used for wrestling) Adams Central Athletics now has ample space in their new home!