The Moorhead School District honored Dorothy Dodds, a Moorhead High School graduate and educator, by naming the district’s newest kindergarten through fourth grade school Dorothy Dodds Elementary.
Dorothy Dodds was a pioneer in early childhood education in Minnesota over a long and distinguished career. After earning her elementary education degree at then Moorhead State Teachers College (MSTC), she earned a master’s degree in education.
She taught kindergarten at the MSTC Campus School from 1949 until 1972, when it closed, She then joined MSUM’s education department until retiring in 1986. She died in December 2012.