Posted Date: 02/08/2021
February 8, 2021
Jacque Feist – A Legacy of Leadership
Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist has spent her entire career as a Red Demon. Jacque is retiring at the end of the school year after thirty-three years as a teacher, coach, and administrator at USD 443.
Jacque graduated from Claflin High School in 1984. She went on to play softball collegiately at Barton County Community College before transferring to Kansas State University, where she completed her degree in education in the spring of 1988. She earned her Master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in 1995.
After graduating from K-State, Jacque moved to Dodge City to begin her career as a teacher and assistant basketball and track coach. She was named the first ever DCHS Head Softball Coach in 1993. She was the Kansas Master Teacher of the Year in 1995-96, and became an assistant principal at DCHS in 1997. She then transitioned to the role of Head Principal in the fall of 2000 – opening the new Dodge City High School. She has been the only Head Principal at Dodge City High School in its current location. In 2010, she was named the Kansas Principal of the Year.
Jacque’s impact on activities at DCHS has been both impressive and meaningful. She served on the KSHSAA Board of Directors from 1997-2003 and was the recipient of the KSHSAA Governor’s Award in 2015. She has served in leadership roles on numerous local, state, and national committees and organizations. She has overseen facility expansions that include Fine Arts improvements, an indoor physical education facility, outdoor track and turf facility, and upgrades throughout the current building.
Most importantly, Jacque Feist influenced the lives of many DCHS students, athletes, coaches, teachers, and fellow administrators. She even trained up a few superintendents along the way. Ms. Feist has been a loyal supporter of the Dodge City Red Demons – her legacy will continue for many seasons to follow.