Superintendent's Welcome


Dear Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Families,

We have so many things to be thankful for as we embark on the 21/22 school year. Our students are able to come back to school in person, see and learn with their classmates and be supported by a dedicated staff. DGF Schools and communities are fortunate to have so many passionate people who love their school!

The poster in my office this year will be…

David Horsager’s book The Trust Edge, has eight pillars that increase trust and as those pillars are better understood by the stakeholders, the illustration above can become a reality for DGF!

The 8 Pillars of Trust: A Framework For Gaining a Trust Edge in Life!

1. CLARITY: People trust the clear and mistrust the ambiguous. Clarity unifies, motivates, increases morale, and inspires trust. Clear communication leads to trusted colleagues, happy employees, and satisfied customers.

2. COMPASSION: People put faith in those who care beyond themselves. Caring leads to trust. Think beyond yourself and put people before things to improve relationships.

3. CHARACTER: People notice those who do what is right over what is easy. Building integrity takes work but gives the biggest reward. Always ask yourself, “Is this the right thing?”

4. COMPETENCY: People have confidence in those who stay fresh, relevant, and capable. Stretch your mind with new ideas, fresh thoughts, and different perspectives. Find a circle of professionals with whom you can grow and find a mentor who is successful or wise in the same ways you would like to be.

5. COMMITMENT: People believe in those who stand through adversity. History’s leaders who have made the biggest impact were willing to sacrifice for the greater good. Passion is the essential ingredient for commitment.

6. CONNECTION: People want to follow, buy from, and be around friends. Engage your staff and collaborate. Ask questions, not only of your employees but your customers, and be sure to listen to and deliberate over their answers.

7. CONTRIBUTION: People immediately respond to results. Give your attention, resources, time, opportunity, and talent. Ultimately, you must deliver results in order to be trusted.

8. CONSISTENCY: People love to see the little things done consistently. The track record of trust is built over time; there is no other way to lasting success. Deliver the same quality of results every time, and you will maintain trust.

It is my hope that as we work together to gain each other's trust this school year, the obstacles we face can be managed efficiently and with resolve. In times of uncertainty, we also do not want to take anything for granted. I want to thank the DGF school staff for dedicating themselves by doing what it takes to get the school ready for this fall! By helping our neighbors, we build trust and will overcome the challenges we will face!

New Staff: Shannon Hunstad, Superintendent

Kent Henrickson, Assistant Principal

Karlea Field, Special Education Teacher

Tiffany Huschle, Psychologist

Ashley Finton, Paraprofessional

Tomi Fike, Paraprofessional

Pauline DelMauro, Special Education Teacher

Shaina Ybarra, Paraprofessional

Morgan Patrow, High School English

Kristen Wang, Special Education Teacher

Jonathan Mark, Glyndon-Felton Elementary Teacher

Kaitlyn Ganoe, Dilworth Elementary Teacher

Amanda Perlenfein, Dilworth Elementary Teacher

Nathan Thelen, Dilworth Music Teacher

Elizabeth Dominguez, Paraprofessional

Ashley Evans, Middle School AVID

Chandi Borgen, ASL Interpreter

In closing I want to thank the communities of DGF for welcoming Amy and I back, teachers and staff for all your hard work preparing for school, and students for your patience as we begin a new year!!


Mr. Shannon Hunstad, Superintendent

DGF Public Schools #2164

108 N Main St

Dilworth, MN 56529

(218) 477-6934

"Talent is a gift, character is a choice!" John C. Maxwell