Fort Dodge Community School District

Staci Laird

Principal

Ms. Laird has been an educator for over 24 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,...

Matt Elsbecker

Assistant Principal

Mr. Elsbecker has been an educator for more than 25 years, with over six years of experience in administration. Beginning with the 2019-20 school year Mr. Elsbecker will serve as an assistant principal at FDSH. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, he worked from 2013-19 as the 7-12 grade athletic/activities...

Adam Kent

Assistant Principal

Mr. Kent, an FDSH alum, is excited to become one of the assistant principals at his alma mater. Prior to joining the FDCSD, Mr. Kent taught 9th grade science for West Des Moines Community Schools between 2011-2019. Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Iowa State University, a...

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...

Erik Hoveland

Student Services Liaison

Mr. Hoveland has been with the Fort Dodge Community School District for 18 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...

Kevin Astor

Athletics/Activities Director

As a 1984 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate himself, Mr. Astor relishes the opportunity to give back to his hometown as the Activities Director. 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)...

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