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Bulldog to Join New Pack as Alpha

Dr. Amy Dixon, a long-standing and leading member of the Carmi-White County school district, is on the move. She’ll wrap her tenure with Unit 5 at the end of the year and will succeed interim Superintendent at Harrisburg Unit 3, Scott Dewar on January 1st. Dixon has seen no shortage of accolades over her career. Among the most recent, she was named President of the Illinois Principles Association for 2020-2021 and Educator of the Year by the Carmi Kiwanis Club in May of this year. Dixon will officially announce and offer her resignation at the November School Board meeting tonight.

Dixon began her career in education in 1996 as school social worker with the South Eastern Special Education Cooperative, and continued working as a school social worker and early intervention service coordinator at the Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District. Later, Dr. Dixon served as principal of Truant Alternative Optional Education (TAEOP) programs at ROE #20 in Carmi. Dr. Dixon has served in various roles including principal, Special Education coordinator, Director of Instruction, 504 and English Language Learner Coordinator for Carmi-White County Schools since 2005. Dr. Dixon received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Illinois, Master of Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University, and her Doctoral degree from the Oakland City University.

  1. Michelle Land Harris
    Michelle Land Harris
    November 21, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    What a huge loss to our community! Dr. Dixon has been a tremendous force for good for the children in our community for so long.

  2. Patricia Myers
    Patricia Myers
    November 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations Amy..!! Well deserved !!!

  3. Connie Jo Miller
    Connie Jo Miller
    November 21, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Congratulations, Dr. Amy Dixon! You will be fantastic! Wishing you much happiness!

  4. Susan Howton
    Susan Howton
    November 21, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Way to go, Amy! So happy for you!

  5. Linda
    November 22, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Congratulations Amy! You’re so deserving! Best of wishes!

  6. Melanie Allyn
    Melanie Allyn
    November 22, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Too bad Carmi didn’t recognize her talents and reward them.

  7. Susan J Howton
    Susan J Howton
    November 23, 2022 at 6:51 am

    So happy for you and Harrisburg Unit 3, Amy!

  8. Nancsi Carter
    Nancsi Carter
    November 23, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Congratulations Amy! You deserve the best, I hope you will still live in Carmi,

  9. Sharon Kingery
    Sharon Kingery
    November 24, 2022 at 9:00 am


  10. Janice Felty
    Janice Felty
    November 25, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Congratulations Amy! Never forget days at WOVSED! My daughter Angie works at West Side in Harrisburg! I know you’ll do a great job as Superintendent!

  11. J. Gardner
    J. Gardner
    November 25, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Looking forward to your leadership!


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