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Ms. Dana Downey

Hello, My name is Dana Downey and I am the 2026 Team Administrative Assistant. I have been at East High School for 17 years. I have been an Administrative Assistant in various roles for 3 years, prior to that I worked in Special Education as a Teacher’s Assistant. I am a graduate of East High School so, this is a special place for me. I love seeing students in and out of the building as I also help with numerous athletic events during the year. 


Outside of the East Community, I live on a small farm in Bartholomew County; where we raise beef cattle. Summers are spent gardening, canning vegetables, chasing cows, unloading hay, going to the Bartholomew County Fair to watch my nephews show cattle, and farming. I enjoy watching movies, baking, reading and spending time with friends. 


I am excited to see the students and teachers as we welcome back a new school year. Can’t wait to work with the 2026 Team. I can be reached at or by calling 812-376-4357.  Let’s Go O’s.