About our Principal

Phone: 763-241-3531


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Master’s Degree in Education, currently finishing Doctoral degree in Education at Hamline University (2020).

Deanna Chiodo

Deanna Chiodo joined the Ivan Sand Community High School as Head Principal in July of 2019. She replaced the very capable and respected Dr. Tom Hoffman who was principal at Ivan Sand for 6 years.

Deanna has been an educator for 28 years and is passionate about providing education to all students. She is well versed in alternative education and has served on the Board of the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) for over 20 years. Her career began as a Social Studies teacher at Ivan Sand Community High School in 1991 and she has been there her entire career. In 2018, Deanna balanced time in the classroom, along with being the Assistant Principal at Ivan Sand.

Deanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Cloud State University, a Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University, and is scheduled to complete her Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) in Education in 2020.

Deanna looks forward to partnering with the teachers, staff, parents, and community members to make Ivan Sand Community High School a rich place for students to live and to learn.