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Principal Dalen Kirchner

Mr. Kirchner

It is an honor to serve the community as Principal of Fredericksburg Middle School.  I joined FISD in 2008 as Assistant Principal at FMS and am excited to be back on this campus!

Before finding my way into public education, I graduated from Texas A&M University and worked with the MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan to establish a new beef program.   After several years in business, I had a calling to help young people succeed in life, so I earned a Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Educational Leadership.  My first experience as an educator was with Northside ISD in San Antonio, teaching and coaching H.S. students.  Next, I became Assistant Principal north of San Antonio in Comal ISD.

In 2008, my family and I decided to move close to the family ranch in Fredericksburg where I served for 10 years as FMS Assistant Principal and most recently I held the position of Gillespie County High School Principal and acted as the District Coordinator for Safety, Health, and the Discipline Alternative Educational Program.

I am honored to serve the students, staff, parents, and a community full of wonderful people.  My team and I are driven to support the staff and students to find a healthy balance of learning, character building, and fun.  I am community minded and believe in integrating community organizations, veterans, and volunteers to partner in our school to help shape our future leaders.  

Although I like giving my time to others, in my personal time I enjoy hanging out with my wife and two kids, hunting, and raising livestock on the family ranch.