(MONTGOMERY) - The Barr-Reeve School Board has named Dena Lengacher as the new elementary school principal.
Lengacher, a fourth-grade teacher at the school, will replace the retiring Linda Parsons. During a special board meeting Tuesday night, Lengacher was officially named the incoming principal.
Superintendent Travis Madison said Lengacher was selected out of 40 candidates that originally applied for the job.
Out of those, Madison whittled the pool down to four candidates who were then interviewed by the board.
In the end, Lengacher stood out, Madison said.
Lengacher has been teaching at the school for 22 years. During that time, she has served on the school's RISE (teacher evaluation) Committee, the School Improvement Data Team and helped implement the Student Success Process at the school.
A Loogootee High School graduate, she holds degrees from the University of Southern Indiana, Indiana State University and Oakland City University.
She finished her principal internship in 2007 with Parsons.
Married to Tim Lengacher, they have two children. Megan, who is a freshman at the University of Southern Indiana and David, who is currently a fourth-grader at Barr-Reeve.
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