Matt Dansby

The 2019-2020 year begins my fifth 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.

Education

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.