• I am so excited to join the Holt Family and its long legacy of tradition and excellence.  Our school has the potential to strengthen this community through a purposeful and dedicated commitment to the students we serve.  I believe that each student deserves the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supported environment empowered by teachers who invest in them as the unique individuals they are.  This is my vision for Holt High School.

    I grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, an eastern suburb of Atlanta.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.  I moved to Tuscaloosa in 2003 and attended the University of Alabama where I earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership in 2010.  I have been an Assistant Principal at Tuscaloosa County High School for the past eight years.  Before that, I taught ten years at Collins Riverside Middle School in Northport and one at Southern Academy in Greensboro.  

    My wife Christina and I have five children (ages 24 down to 6) and one grandchild.  We love to travel and experience the people, places, and especially the food of different cultures.  I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and woodworking in my free time. 

    I am committed to investing my time, knowledge, and abilities in the students and faculty of our school.  Thank you, Holt community, for investing in me.  Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at ddickens@tcss.net.

    Go Ironmen!

    Daniel Dickens 

  • Dr. Daniel Dickens