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Dr. William Dixon named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:28 PM by Greg Shull   [ updated Jul 24, 2014, 5:15 AM ]
The Cleveland County Board of Education approved Dr. William Dixon, Jr. as the new assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the business session on July 21st.

"Cleveland County Schools is a very progressive system that is affording young people a quality 21st Century education. I am extremely excited about joining the team and helping to sustain and build on past achievements. I look forward in serving and making a difference."

Dr. William Dixon, Jr., assistant superintendent in Colleton County, South Carolina, will take over as Cleveland County Schools’ assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

He succeeds Dr. Stephen Fisher, who accepted the position of superintendent on July 1st

Dr. Dixon comes from Colleton County, South Carolina, where he most recently served as an assistant superintendent for over five years.  Prior, he was the principal of Weldon STEM High for a year in North Carolina, and principal of James Simons Elementary School for three years in South Carolina. 

Before entering into the area of administration, Dr. Dixon taught middle and high school Social Studies, and was a successful basketball coach, leading his team to the South Carolina state championship and earning the Coach of the Year Award twice.

Dr. Dixon graduated from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education. He earned a master’s degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, a specialist degree from Cambridge College in School Leadership, and doctoral degree from Walden University.

He is married to Dr. La’Toya Thomas-Dixon, has two sons, Mitchell and Xavier, and two dogs, Caine and Caden.