SACS superintendent gets high state honor

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Steve Yager received one of the state’s highest honors.

Senator David Long presented him with the Sagamore of the Wabash award Friday morning. The award is presented to those who have shown distinguished service to the state or governor. The award comes as Yager is getting ready to retire. He said he is truly shocked and humbled by the honor.

“Legacy is something you really don’t think about until the last year or two of your career. All legacy is is how you touch people and how you help people and how you nurture people. We’re proud to say that we’re incubators of leaders in the profession and able to pass on leadership not only to the those two districts, but districts throughout the state,” Yager said.

Yager’s last day is Monday.  He said he’s looking forward to traveling and spending more time with his family. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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