Career and Technical Education: Something for Everyone

May 16, 2023

Episode 271

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Description: Amanda Dixon, shares how a CTE pathway can be a great fit as well as provide stability for military students.

This episode was made possible thanks to the generous support from the Hickam Spouses Club.


Show Notes:

Career and Technical Education | NC DPI

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Amanda Dixon received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Pre-Law & Leadership Studies from Methodist College, Fayetteville NC and her Master of Education Technology Degree from Lesley University, Boston Massachusetts. She holds a Graduate Certificate in School Leadership from Appalachian State University, Boone NC, and school business financial certifications from the North Carolina Association of School Business Officials and Program Planning and Management from LERN Institute. During her twenty plus years in education she has served as a Secondary English and Language Arts Teacher, Grant Writer and Program Developer, Instructional Coach, Innovative High School Liaison, Director of Indian Education, Director of Workforce and Economic Development in the post-secondary education sector and served as Director of Federal Programs and Career and Technical Education in various schools' districts in North Carolina. She is also a small business owner. Dixon has been named Teacher of the Year, North Carolina Career & Technical Education Sandhills Region Administrator of the Year and is recognized as NCLA Berryman Leadership and Development Award recipient for her efforts in leading innovative opportunities for students in North Carolina. Dixon is the 2022 recipient of the North Carolina Administrator of the Year for Career & Technical Education and was recognized as the NCACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Professional for 2023 where she received a nomination as an ACTE Region II Administrator of the Year and will complete that process with distinguished nominees from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands during the upcoming year. She is a champion for all children and is passionate about providing innovative and equitable opportunities for students and families as a servant leader for Career and Technical Education. She joined the NC Department of Public Instruction team in March of 2022 where she currently serves as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Career and Technical Education. Her proudest accomplishment is being the mother of two (Madison and Jerrison) and “glammy” to two borrowed sons. She and her husband Hugh have been married for 18 years and reside in Laurinburg, North Carolina following his recent retirement from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.



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