Superintendent Mr. Elgin L. Dixon
Mr. Elgin L. Dixon has committed his life to education. He received his Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University; Master of Education degree in Guidance Counseling and middle grades certification from Fort Valley State University; and Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Savannah State University. He also completed Leadership certification add-on from Georgia College and State University.
Mr. Dixon was employed by Dublin City Schools for twenty-one years where he served as Assistant Superintendent, Director of Operations, Assistant Principal (Dublin High School) and Principal (Dublin Middle School). He also has extensive experience at the elementary school level, having served as Principal (Moore Street Elementary School), assistant principal, and guidance counselor throughout his career within the district. In June 2013, Mr. Dixon assumed the position of Superintendent of Twiggs County Public Schools – Jeffersonville, Georgia.
While he is an education advocate, he still manages to find time for community involvement. He is the pastor of Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church;Board of Directors Chairman for Communities In Schools, Inc.(Laurens /Twiggs County), and Twiggs County Family Connection; Four County Exchange Club, Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, Georgia School Superintendent's Association (GSSA),Certified School Bus Driver Instructor/Trainer, Certified Gangs in Schools Interventionist, the Voices of Joy, Savannah State National Alumni Association Life Member, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Dixon’s philosophy of education is a simple one. He believes that all students are capable of learning even though all students do not have the same learning styles or the same intrinsic motivation. He also believes that education should be seamless and inclusive, focusing on whatever is in the best educational, social, and emotional welfare of all students. He firmly believes that it is the school system’s responsibility to produce graduates who are lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and problem-solvers, as well as effective communication, both orally and through writing.
Mr. Dixon is married to Dr. Terri Dixon, who is a Speech/Language Pathologist and owner of Speech Therapy Unlimited, LLC. They are the proud parents of Kristen, a graduate of Spelman College (BS, Biochemistry) and Savannah State (MBA); and Kameron, a Senior at Twiggs County High School who will begin matriculation at Morehouse College in the Fall (2017).