Matt Dansby

The 2021-22 school year begins my seventh year as the building principal. After having previously completed four years as an assistant principal at the building, I am well aware of how fortunate I am to be part of such a hardworking, dedicated staff, and I look forward to supporting students as they grow.
I began my educational career right here in Pickerington at Fairfield Elementary as a second grade teacher and taught for six years before making the transition to administration at Tussing Elementary. Over time, I have had the privilege of building relationships with students and their families. I am excited to continue this growth as the building principal. I have learned that students have a variety of needs and when we work together, we all can provide a safe, challenging and engaging environment for students to thrive. I look forward to building those partnerships with our families and community.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education-September 2001- May 2005
Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, 43762
Licensure: Ohio 5- Year Professional, Grade Pre-K – 3
Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership June 2008 – December 2010
University Of Dayton, Dayton OH, 45469
Educational Leadership - Principal’s Licensure

Additional Information

I am an avid reader and fan of the game of basketball. My mindset is that we can all learn and grow each day. While teaching, I also coached basketball. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to watch our youth grow in a setting outside of academics. It is amazing to witness the results and changes you can see in a person's development when they have goals and work towards their attainment. I bring this same mindset to the school. We can all grow and develop our traits and abilities. I look forward to growing in this setting with continued high expectations for myself, our staff and students.