Bedford’s Dana Nally Named Iowa’s Elementary Principal of the Year

BEDFORD, IA – Bedford Elementary Principal Dana Nally has been named as the 2023 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

Nally has been the principal at Bedford since 2007 and was previously the elementary principal at North Nodaway. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, master’s degree in guidance and counseling, a specialist in education, PK-12 administration certificate, and superintendent certification, all from Northwest Missouri State University.

Nally was nominated by her peers and selected by a committee of Iowa elementary principals and will be recognized at the association’s Annual Conference. The National Association of Elementary School Principals will also honor her as a National Distinguished Principal.