Fort Dodge Community School District

Dr. Kenneth Hayes

Principal

Dr. Hayes has been an educator for more than 26 years, with over 18 years’ experience in administration. Prior to joining Fort Dodge Senior High, Dr. Hayes served as Assistant Principal at Marshalltown High School from 2004 through 2016. Prior to that, he served as the High School Principal at...

Scott Danielson

Dean of Students

Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Mr. Danielson is entering his third year as Dean of Students at Fort Dodge Senior High. Prior to coming to FDSH, Mr. Danielson was Dean of Students at Washington High School in Washington, Iowa. Mr. Danielson began his educational...

Kevin Astor

Assistant Principal

As a 1984 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate himself, Mr. Astor relishes the opportunity to give back to his hometown as an Assistant Principal. After graduating, Mr. Astor continued his education and athletic career at Coe College in Cedar Rapid, Iowa. As a dual sport collegiate athlete (football and track)...

Staci Laird

Assistant Principal

Ms. Laird has been an educator for over 23 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Northern Iowa, teaching certifications for grades 5-12 Language Arts, American History and World History and a Master of Arts degree from Iowa State University in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Laird,...

Erik Hoveland

Student Services Liaison

Mr. Hoveland has been with the Fort Dodge Community School District for 15 years. Prior to joining Fort Dodge Senior High as the Student Services Liaison in 2015, Mr. Hoveland served the district as the Juvenile Court School Liaison from 2006 - 2015. Before that, he served as the Bridges...

Matt Elsbecker

Athletic/Activities Director

Mr. Elsbecker has been an educator for more than 22 years, with over three years of experience in administration. Prior to becoming the A.D. at Senior High, he served as a social studies and journalism teacher and head baseball coach for the Dodgers from 2002-2012. Prior to that, he served...

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