Mrs. Dana Locke

Orchard Park Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

10404 Orchard Park Drive South (Map It!)

Indianapolis, IN 46280

(317) 848-1918 ext. 1646

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About Me


     I am very excited to have another awesome 5th grade class at Orchard Park for the 2015-2016 school year!  It is always exciting getting to know and work with each of you.  It's hard to believe that the years go by so fast.

     For those of you who may not know me, here is a little background information.  I am married to my wonderful husband Bob and have two awesome children, Garrett and Jordan.  My husband and I have been married for 25 years and moved to Carmel over 20 years ago after my husband got out of the United States Air Force.  We had the honor of living at Patrick Air Force Base in Satellite Beach, Florida for those 4 years of service.  It was absolutely amazing!  The beautiful sunny weather and living across the street from the ocean was paradise!  During our time at Patrick Air Force Base in sunny Florida, our lives were blessed with the birth of our son Garrett.  Only 3 short months though after Garrett's birth, Bob was deployed to Saudi Arabia and did not return until 4 days after Garrett's 1st birthday. After choosing to not re-enlist at the end of his 4 year term of service due to his many deployments, my husband and I returned home to Illinois where both of our families are located to begin the process of pursuing his degree in Criminology and Law Enforcement.  I taught 3rd grade for 2 years while he was going through the processes of getting hired by the Carmel Police Department and completing the training academy. One short month after making the move to Carmel, our daughter Jordan was born.  I took off the next 6 years to raise children and just be "Mommy"!  Throughout these years though I remained active in the classroom by being a room parent or helping out in the classroom in any way that I could. 

I cannot believe how fast the years have flown by!  Garrett is now almost 23  and my daughter, Jordan, is almost 19.   It's hard to believe that time passess so quickly and all of those precious moments are now precious memories! 

I'm excited about getting to know your kiddos and having another GREAT year!