Mary Kay Dixon, Associate Principal

Mary Kay Dixon, Associate Principal

Mary Kay Dixon is passionate about education and Irving ISD. She - as well as her parents, husband and both sons - graduated from Irving High School. It was in a fifth-grade classroom at Schulze Elementary where she wrote a research paper about being a teacher that she first felt that she wanted to follow in her grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps to be a teacher. She is proud to say that she is a third-generation Irving ISD educator.

 

She graduated from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education. Later in her teaching career, she decided to pursue an administrative position and returned to TWU to complete her principal certification.

 

She was passionate about completing her student teaching in Irving ISD with an assignment to teach second grade at Barton Elementary. This just so happened to be the same school which she attended first, second, and third grade and where her mother taught fourth grade. She was so excited to return to Barton for a second-grade teaching position for 17 years. While at Barton, she took on leadership responsibility as second-grade lead teacher and vertical team leader. For the next nine years, she served at Brandenburg Elementary as lead special education teacher, intervention teacher, center manager for 21st Century Learning Center and instructional specialist, before moving into the assistant principal position. She was assistant principal at the Wheeler Transitional Development Center for four years before moving to Nimitz High School. She is excited to serve at Nimitz High School this year as associate principal.