Many thanks to everyone who supported me during my campaign.

We have a lot to be proud of! 

Rest assured, I will continue to fight for our children and families to improve education in Indiana. I will continue to fight to get rid of Common Core and the weeks and months of insane assessment testing.

Our children deserve to have knowledgeable, passionate advocates on their side.

As my fight continues, this website will serve as a clearinghouse of information and updates on the battles for our children's futures. 

Dawn Wooten - Advocate for Classical Education

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I have spent more than a decade teaching 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.

I was honored to receive teaching awards from Ivy Tech Community College in 2006 and 2007, was a member of the National Deans List in 2002, and was inducted into the National Omicron Psi Honors Society in 2008. 

In 2014, I served on the College and Career Readiness Panel, helping to craft the English Language Arts standards for the State of Indiana. I am a vocal opponent of Common Core and worked diligently to remove the influence of this policy from the state education standards.

In addition to my educational experience, I spent more than a decade in business and management, which gives me the administrative experience necessary for running the Department of Education.

I am a proud, lifelong resident of Indiana, hold a Master of Arts Degree in Rhetoric and Composition and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Indiana University (Fort Wayne), as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

My husband of 19 years, Wyatt, is an engineer with Harris Corporation, where he builds components for our global weather satellites. Our 15 year old daughter, Ariana, is a freshman at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne and plans to study art at the University of Saint Francis after graduation.