Mr. Carder

Welcome to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary!

My name is Jared Carder and I am excited to introduce myself as the principal of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary. Over the past 13 years, I have worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate.

At CGD Elementary, we want all of our students to belong, lead, and succeed. We will encourage our students every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. We are a Leader In Me school and dedicate time to help our students learn and understand the 7 habits of highly effective people.

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

Please let me know if you have any questions, I can be reached by email at or via phone at 515-532-3423. I am honored to serve the CGD School District.