The Moorhead School District will honor a 1945 Moorhead State Teachers College alumna and educator by naming one of its newest schools after her.

The district’s newest kindergarten through fourth-grade school will be Dorothy Dodds Elementary. 

The 750-student kindergarten through fourth-grade school is going up at 4400 24th Ave. S. and will open in fall 2017.

Dodds graduated from Moorhead High School in 1941, earning an elementary education degree at what was then Moorhead State Teachers College in 1945 and a master’s degree in education from Colorado State University in 1948. She taught kindergarten at the Moorhead State Campus School from 1949 until 1972, when it closed, she then joined Minnesota State University Moorhead’s education department until retiring in 1986. She also helped found the Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative. She died in December 2012.

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Article courtesy of Helmut Schmidt, InForum