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Donna Barket - Board Member
My family and I have been part of the Lafayette community since 1996 and the Montessori community for the past ten and a half years. My husband, Dennis, and I have two very active and creative children who thrived in the MSGL environment. Aaron is an alumnus of Willow, the All Day Program and Elementary.  He is now in eighth grade at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School.  Connor is an alumnus of Willow, the All Day Program, and Elementary and is now in the fourth grade at Happy Hollow.  Both of the boys love to investigate, research and learn new things; I credit this to their Montessori education.

Dennis and I moved to Indiana in 1996.  He started graduate school at Purdue and I began working for Eli Lilly and Company.  My work for Lilly has ranged from Molecular Virologist, Compliance Leader and as a Team Leader for the world wide Development group. Dennis finished his degree and started a company in the Purdue Research Park which has been very exciting and challenging for our family.  In February 2006, my group at Lilly relocated to Indianapolis and I took time off in order spend more time with my children and provide them with a less chaotic home life. This opportunity has also given me the chance to get more involved with the school, either through fundraising efforts, board work or classroom time. The Greater Lafayette community is fortunate to have such a wonderful school assisting us parents in teaching and guiding our children.  While I realize that the school is not perfect, I have seen many wonderful changes during our seven plus years here and I know that there are very large projects being planned to advance the school even further.  I look forward to being a part of MSGL’s growth by serving on the board again.

My Credentials

B.S and M.S., State University of New York at Albany

Group Leader, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

Team Leader, Eli Lilly and Company