• Cindy Dixon

     

    Greetings!

    I am blessed to be married to my college sweetheart, Greg Dixon. We have two married children and two grandsons.  To date, I have taught in three schools: Greensboro East High School, Holt High School, and now GRAD Academy at the Lloyd Wood Education Center.

    I have been a national education consultant for schools in eleven (11) states.  As a consultant, I helped propel the direction of schools and universities as well as provided professional development as needed. 

    I am a member of the Northport church of Christ where we search for ways to serve others.  I have had the privilege of going on several mission trips: Meeker, Colorado; Long Island, New York; Greater Portmore, Jamaica (twice), and Mosquito River, Tanzania in East Africa.  I will be returning to Mosquito River soon.

    I am blessed.

     

    CERTIFICATION

    Class A Educational Leadership and Administration

    Secondary Class, A  (Language Arts)

    Secondary, Class B  (Language Arts, History)

     

     Education:

    Reduced Hour Option                                        2016            University of West Alabama

                                        Instructional Leadership

     

     Doctorate of Philosophy                                 2015            University of Alabama Department of Instructional Leadership

    Dissertation: A Case Study of One Middle School Labeled Failing: Perceptions of the Impact of Strategic Teaching and Technology Integration.

     

    Master’s Degree          Secondary Language Arts                     1999             University of Alabama

                                        Language Arts Certification                  1997             University of Alabama

    Bachelor’s Degree       Secondary English and History              1992              Faulkner University

     

    Certificates:                                                                                           

    Professional Leadership Certificate

    Class A,           Instructional Leader (210) Grades P-12                                            

                           Instructional Leader (81L)

    Professional Educator Certificate

     

    Class A,           Secondary       (06A) Grades 6-12                                         

                            English Language Arts (67A)

    Class B,           Secondary       (16A) Grades 6-12                                         

                            English (006)

                            History (040)

                            English Language Arts (67A)

     

    Experience:

    • Growth, Recovery, Achievement, Dedication (G.R.A.D.) Academy 2014-Current
      • Teacher
    • Graduation Coach at Holt High School 2013-2014
      • Increased graduation rate from 38% to 72% within 16 months
    • Teacher at Holt High School 2007-2013
      • Taught English, A.P. English Literature and Composition, U.S. History until 1877, and synchronous English classes via ACCESS
      • Facilitated ACCESS classes during preparatory period
    • National Education Consultant 2004-2007
      • Project Manager for the Miami-Dade School System
      • Delivered professional development according to client’s request
      • Assisted school districts in creating credit recovery programs
    • Teacher at Greensboro East High School 1992-2004
      • Taught English and U.S. History until 1877
      • Wrote and received grants exceeding $350,000

    Leadership

    • Served as peer mentor to numerous teachers
    • Presented a paper on community engagement at the Holmes Scholars Conference in Jacksonville, FL
    • Presented a paper on community engagement at the University of Alabama
    • Co-presented at MEGA Conference on Alternative Education (GRAD Academy)
    • Developed plans for improved graduation rate at Holt High School
    • Served as English department chair for two high schools
    • Served as officer in the Holt Community Partnership

    Awards

    • April 2014- Recipient of the University of Alabama Center-Based Partnerships Distinguished Community Engaged Scholar-Community Partner Award
    • 2013- STAR Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                         
    • 1995- Hale County Secondary Teacher of the Year                                                                                                                                              

     

    Organizations

    • April 2019- Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Chapter                                                                                                                                                           

     

     

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