Davidson County educator Kim Dixon has been named as the new Germanton Elementary School principal y the Stokes County School Board.
Dixon is currently serving as principal of South Davidson Middle School, a post she has held since July 1, 2015, but has mostly served at the elementary level throughout her career as a principal.
She served two years as an assistant principal at Denton Elementary and has been an elementary principal for 14 years, all with Davidson County.
Dixon said she is very excited about being a part of the Germanton School family and returning back to her elementary roots. She is expected to begin her duties there on March 9.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Stewart Hobbs said he believes Dixon has a proven track record, noting her experience and her sense of community are evident in her time as a principal in Davidson.
Dixon earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with specializations in Reading and Early Childhood from Baylor University in Texas; Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas and Master of School Administration from UNC-Greensboro where she was also a Principal Fellow. Dixon was Principal of the Year in Davidson County in 2011-2012. She and her husband, Robert will be relocating to the area where he will become the pastor at First Baptist Church in Pilot Mountain. They have four children.
The School Board has also named David Ross as Assistant Principal at Southeastern Middle. Ross is currently serving as eighth grade social studies teacher and Athletic Director at Southeastern. Ross has also served as head football and softball coach. Principal Rhonda Jackson said Ross has been a leader at the school for many years and always goes above and beyond in any role he has served.
“We are excited about the positive impact Ross will have in his new role,” she said.
Ross said he looks forward to this opportunity and having an even broader influence as a school leader, noting his goal is to inspire students and staff to continue the tradition of being their best.
Ross has been a classroom teacher and coach at Southeastern since 1997. He earned his Bachelor’s at St. Cloud State University and is a National Board Certified teacher. Ross earned his Master’s in School Administration from Western Carolina University.
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