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Dr Talisa Dixon


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Talia L. Dixon, EdD.
Columbus City Schools

Talisa L. Dixon, EdD. Is the Superintendent of Columbus City Schools, Ohio’ largest school district, serving more than 50,000 students locating in 110 schools.  Dr. Dixon took the helm on March 4, 2019 becoming the 21st superintendent for Columbus City Schools’ since 1847.

Dr. Dixon previously served for five years as the superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District before accepting the position in Columbus. Prior to her position with Cleveland Heights-University Heights she was the Deputy Superintendent for the Saginaw Public School District in Michigan.

Prior to that, Dr. Dixon spent nine years in Columbus City Schools from 2001-10, serving six years combined as the principal at Brookhaven High School and at Columbus Alternative High School.

She began her career in public education first as a social studies teacher and then an assistant principal in Akron Public Schools.

Dr. Dixon was recently among 25 women leaders from the non-profit community who were selected to participate in the 2018 AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium. She is a member of the 10th class of the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), and out of 700 graduates, was selected as a recipient of the Educator Inspired to Lead Award. She has also been honored by Dress for Success Cleveland with the organization’s Walking in Success honors in 2015.

Dr. Dixon served on the Cleveland Metro American Heart Association Board of Directors, the Governing Board and Executive Committee for MSAN (Minority Student Achievement Network), and the Board of Directors for the Positive Education Program (PEP) of Cleveland.

A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. Dixon received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Mississippi Valley State University. She earned three masters of arts degrees (Sociology, Educational Administration, and Secondary Education) and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Akron.

Dr. Dixon is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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