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School district administrator

Steven Ellis Watson, American school district administrator. Recipient award for outstanding adult and literacy program United States Department Education, 1990; cited in Congressional Record, 1991; featured in special report NBC Nightly News, 1988, Parade magazine, 1989; recipient program excellence award Erie (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce, 1989.


Watson, Steven Ellis was born on February 14, 1945 in Columbus, Indiana, United States. Son of Emerson Ellis and Emma Lee (Freeman) Watson.


Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Political Science, Ball State University, 1969. Master of Arts in Sociology, Ball State University, 1974. Doctor of Education in Educational Administration, Ball State University, 1979.


Teacher social studies, Frankton (Indiana) High School, 1969-1970;director alternative education, Muncie (Indiana) Community Schools, 1971-1977;assistant principal high school, Hammond (Indiana) City Schools, 1978-1982;director adult and extended services, At-Risk Program, Hammond (Indiana) City Schools, since 1982. Member, committee chair Governor's Adult Literacy Coalition, Indianapolis, 1983-1987. Board directors Calumet Area Literacy Council, Hammond, 1988-1992.

Consultant unites states department Education, Indiana Division Adult Education, other educational organizations. Presenter workshops.


Board directors, vice president Muncie Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1972-1978, Northwest Indiana Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1981-1985, Hammond Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1988. Board directors Northwest Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs, 1986-1991. Vice president Hammond Lions Clubv, since 1983.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association Adult and Continuing Education, Indiana Association Adult and Continuing Education (board directors, vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1991), American Contract Bridge League, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: duplicate bridge, coaching youth sports, baseball, basketball, movies.


Married Janice Faye Grau, August 1, 1970. Children: Daniel, David.

Emerson Ellis Watson

Emma Lee (Freeman) Watson

Janice Faye Grau

Daniel Watson

David Watson