School superintendent candidate Wooten to address Defenders of Liberty

Friday, March 11, 2016

Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction Dawn Wooten will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty on Monday, March 14.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane, Greencastle.

Dawn Wooten

The public is invited to attend. A special invitation is extended to area school teachers and administrators.

Wooten has more than a decade of teaching experience at the university level, seven years of experience in home schooling in elementary and middle school and several years of tutoring students from all grade levels and from public, private, parochial and home school arenas.

She holds master's and bachelor's degrees in English from Indiana University (Fort Wayne) as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She has received teaching awards from Ivy Tech Community College and was inducted into the National Omicron Psi Honors Society in 2008.

Wooten has more than a decade of experience in business and management.

In 2014, Wooten served on the College and Career Readiness Panel, helping to craft the English/language arts standards for the State of Indiana. She is a vocal opponent of Common Core and has worked to remove the influence of the policy from the state education standards.

If elected, her top priorities are to eliminate and replace ISTEP testing, reorganize and audit the Department of Education, and remove Common Core textbooks from our schools. She has promised to "fight for teacher autonomy and education standards that make sense."

A lifelong Indiana resident, Wooten lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and daughter. She considers herself pro-student, pro-family.

There will be a question-and-answer session after the presentation.

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