Dallas Center-Grimes 2023 School Board Election Results

November 8, 2023

School Board Election

DCG School Board Election Results

Here are the unofficial results from the 2023 DCG School Board Election. We expect to have official results in the next couple of weeks. We anticipate having the new DCG School Board members sworn in on November 27 at our next School Board Meeting.

DCG School Director-At-Large (Vote for 2) 

1,563 – Ryan Carpenter

1,173 – Shaylee Vander Velden 

919 – Matthew Moran 

35 – Write-in 

3,690 total votes 

DCG School Director District 3 (Vote for 1) 

230 – Nancy Baker Curtis

180 – Kim Praska

3 – Write-in

413 total votes 

DCG School Director District 4 (Vote for 1) 

344 – Meg Dickinson 

332 – Sean Cully 

676 total votes

Based on these unofficial votes, here will be our new DCG CSD School Board.

  • At-Large – Ryan Carpenter
  • At-Large – Brandon McNace
  • At-Large – Shaylee Vander Velden
  • District 1 – Nick Fiala
  • District 2 – Monica Malmberg
  • District 3 – Nancy Baker Curtis
  • District 4 – Meg Dickinson

DCG CSD would like to thank all seven candidates in the 2023 School Board Election. We are so thankful to have a supportive community!

Previous Post

There are four open seats on the DCG School Board: At-large, At-large, District 3, District 4. Here are the names that will appear on the ballot. 


At-Large School Board Candidates (select two) – Ryan Carpenter, Matthew Moran, Shaylee Vander Velden

District 3 (residents in District 3 will select one) – Nancy Baker Curtis, Kim Praska

District 4 (residents in District 4 will select one) – Sean Cully, Meg Dickinson



DCG School Board Candidate Forum – Thursday, November 2


As a reminder, here is the DCG School Board Director District Map. District 3 is the area in/around South Prairie Elementary and District 4 is the area in/around Dallas Center Elementary and into the western edge of Grimes. 


Election Day

Voting for the 2023 DCG School Board Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7. Please click here to find your voting location. 

Important Dates

Dallas Center-Grimes CSD will be hosting a School Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, November 2 inside the DCG High School Auditorium. The event will be published on our district’s YouTube site the following day. 

We are also hosting a DCG CSD Community Town Hall on Thursday, November 2. Members of the DCG CSD Administration team will be present to answer questions that have been submitted by our community. We hope you can join us for both events! 

Our district is thankful for the interest in our School Board Election and we appreciate all seven candidates stepping forward. Click here for additional information regarding School Board Elections at Dallas Center-Grimes CSD.