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Dr. Fred Dierksen's tenure as superintendent of Dodge City Public Schools began in July 2017.Dr. Dierksen

Dr. Dierksen obtained his post-secondary education from Sterling College, Fort Hays State University, and received his Doctorate of Educational Administration from Wichita State University. His first teaching position was in Jetmore, Kansas, where he was quickly promoted to Principal, later to Principal of Sterling Grade School, where he transitioned to Superintendent of Sterling Public Schools.  While in Sterling, Kansas, he expanded programs and grant funding to support ongoing learning for pre-K through 12th grade students.

As an active community member, Dr. Dierksen has served on numerous boards and advisory councils.  Most recently, serving on the Governor's Council of Education, and as chair-elect for the Council of Superintendents for Kansas State Department of Education. He has received many honors, including SCKMEA Administrator of the Year, 2015.

Relationships and connections are vital to Dr. Dierksen. He believes that "Every Encounter Is Important," and that is how he rates the success of each day.   His leadership focus is on literacy proficiency for all students.

Dr. Dierksen and his wife Susan, have five grown children.  They enjoy traveling, skiing, and cruising in their 1959 Fiat.


Dr. Dierksen has recently received the UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. Read about it here.


Dr. Fred Dierksen, Superintendent of Schools

District Office & Learning Center
2112 1st Ave, Room 202
Dodge City, KS 67801

2112 1st Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801
Telephone:  (620) 371-1070
Email:  Dr. Fred Dierksen

Deborah Longton
Secretary to the Superintendent