My name is Dara Chezem, and this is my third year as principal at Loogootee Elementary. I have been in education for 24 years and love working with students and seeing them grow and mature in their learning experiences. I graduated from Purdue University with my Master's Degree and from IUPUI with my certification in Education Administration.
My husband Kent, teaches social studies at Loogootee High School and is the Varsity Boys Basketball coach. We have two children, Avery and Cade. Avery is a junior at Hanover College. She majors math and plays college basketball. Cade is a junior at Loogootee High School and enjoys playing basketball and running track. When I'm not cheering my family on at sporting events, I enjoy reading and enjoying the outdoors.