Contact Information

Staff Email Directory  
Nicholas Trenkamp Superintendent/Elementary Principal
Dan Yanda Middle-High School Principal/Activities Director
Jane Metcalf Curriculum Director/School Counselor
Joyce Piorkowski Business Manager/Board Secretary
Marlene Olinger Business Office Secretary
Vicki Carolan School Nurse
Jeff Harbaugh Transportation Director
Jessie Kuehl Food Service Director
Jim Ruff Maintenance Director
Nancy Healy Technology Coordinator/Teacher Librarian



Quick Facts

  • Located in Elkader, Iowa, a community nestled in the beautiful hills and bluffs of Northeast Iowa along the Turkey River
  • Encompasses 187 square miles, serving students from Elkader, Volga, St. Olaf, Elkport, Littleport and Garber
  • Enrollment is approximately 500 students
  • Includes preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and high school in two buildings
  • Test scores, including ACT, ITBS & ITED, rank above state & national norms 
  • District achievement goals are in place to increase student success
  • Member of the Upper Iowa Conference that holds scheduled activities in music, speech, and athletics
  • Community is involved at all levels, including advisory committees, music & fine arts club, athletic club, volunteering, etc.
  • Two libraries serve the informational needs of students and staff
  • K-12 guidance program provides support for all students