EWA principal named Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Fellow
It has been quite a year for first-year East Washington Academy (EWA) Principal Sarah Anglin. Shortly after Muncie Community Schools hired her to run EWA last June, she got married. A month later, she reopened her new school adapting to changing conditions of a global pandemic. Now, she has become one of the 24 newest members of the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Fellowship program.

“I am humbled to have been selected into this competitive leadership fellowship,” Anglin said. “I truly believe that every student deserves equitable access to a high quality education and that education is the pathway to open opportunities for kids.”

Launched in 2016, the MDLF Fellows program hopes to create a statewide network of leaders who implement innovative ideas in various vocational settings to help Indiana become a better place to work and live. Fellows are given access to influential people, organizations and resources to achieve its goals. They are selected through demonstrations of their leadership potential based on documented achievements.

“Growing up in a high poverty area in Appalachia, I was raised to value education,” Anglin said. “I am thankful that – through education – I have been able to make a difference in others' lives.”

Anglin hopes the fellowship will enable her to bring even more creative, innovative ideas and initiatives to EWA for the benefit of all students. EWA, located at 1000 E. Washington Street in Muncie, houses the school district’s renowned High Ability Program for grades K-5.

“Sarah has been a fantastic addition to our school system and this honor is just further proof of that,” MCS Director of Public Education and CEO Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski said. “She is a tireless Muncie Community Schools 4301 S. Cowan Rd. Muncie, IN 47302 Phone: (765) 747-5211 worker who is always thinking about new ways to do things and how to help students achieve their potential.”

“My work is not isolated to the walls of my building between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.,” Anglin said. “Helping my students reach their full potential means that we are supporting families and digging deep into the root causes to identify systemic solutions to support students socially, emotionally and academically.”

Anglin explains more about EWA and its approach to education in this video. For more information about the MDLF Fellowship program, please visit