In mid-July Dr. Nyree Dawn Dixon became Acting Superintendent for Community Education District 14. In her letter to the community she said, “I am a proud Brooklynite who is thrilled to return home to serve our community in these unprecedented times.” She has risen through the ranks in NYC public schools during her 24 years of experience serving as a teacher, a school administrator, and deputy superintendent. “[T]hese roles and experiences allowed me to fully center children’s success in all that I do,” she said. She has a reputation of letting her work speak for herself and doesn’t enjoy self-promotion.
Dixon put forth this observation in her letter, “District 14 has a legacy grounded in diversity, leadership, community, and partnerships. Embracing the beauty of diversity makes us invariably stronger to bring forth equitable and transformation change that we all seek. As both a leader and learner it is my firm belief that if we as a district ensure we embrace our rich cultural mosaics, we can build a bridge through partnerships on every level that will support, uplift, and sustain our children and families for generations to come.”