From Mr. Hake: Concord Principal
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how honored I feel to be Concord Elementary’s principal and to share with you a little about myself. My name is Dan Hake, and I graduated from Miami University with a degree in Elementary Education. After leaving Miami, I taught third and fourth grade in Tipp City Schools. I continued my education at the University of Dayton where I earned a Master of Education in Administration. The 2021-2022 school year is my fifteenth year as a building principal. I have served as Concord's principal since the 2013-2014 school year.
In addition to my time spent working with students, I am an avid sports fan and enjoy traveling. But spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do in my free time. My wife, Kari, and I share a love of education as she is a kindergarten teacher. We also share a love of our two wonderful girls, Carson and Colby. They keep us very busy. I love working with the students and families that make up Concord Elementary!
From Mrs. Koopman: Concord Assistant Principal
I feel honored to be Concord's assistant principal. I graduated from Wright State University in 2006 with a degree in Middle Childhood Education. I received my Masters of Teacher Education degree in 2007 from Wright State as well. For eight years, I served as a sixth grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher at Van Cleve, the sixth grade building for Troy City Schools. I completed my principal's license coursework through the University of Dayton and I have served as Concord's assistant principal since the 2015-2016 school year. The 2021-2022 school year will be my seventh year as an administrator.
In addition to working with students, I enjoy running, being outdoors, and playing or watching sports with my family. My husband, Brad, is a junior high Science teacher. Our main hobby is making memories with our three children: Noah, Camille, and Ava.
I am happy to be able to meet the needs of students and families that make up Concord Elementary. As a teacher, I had a quote displayed prominently on my desk that read, “Teach as though they are your own children.” I took great responsibility in making sure that I planned effective and engaging lessons that I would want my own three children to experience. That is still my focus- to assist in leading a building where students are considered family and educating them is taken with great care and love.