• My name is Dawn Haines.  I am excited about what the year will bring. I am always amazed by how much each child grows academically and socially from the beginning of the year to the end.

    Please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself as I will be learning about you and your child.

    I grew up in the Portage area and  moved to a beautifully wooded property full of wildlife in LaPorte in 2006. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Northwest in 2000 and my Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2006. I began my career teaching 2nd grade at Olive Elementary in New Carlisle, Kindergarten and 1st grade at Marsh Elementary, and Kindergarten at Coolspring Elementary since 2003.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my significant other Joe, my mom, and family. I enjoy many sports including; archery, hunting, softball, bowling, volleyball and golf. In addition, I love dabbling in photography!