Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sandra Dixon
Exceptional Children's Department
Pitt Community College, Greenville NC Cosmotology School
Pamlico County Community College Child Care Credentials I/II
US Army National Guard,
US Navy San Deigo CA Dental Assisting School
UNCW Wilmington NC K-6 Elementary Ed, Special Needs General Curriculum, Highly Qualified Special Needs Math, Science, English and History
My experience includes 3 years of substituting at various schools in the area. I started working at Bell Fork Elementary in the Severe /Profound Class and then I moved to Jacksonville High School with the Autistic Class. After a year there I started working in the OCC Prep Program at JHS. I went to CCCC and took classes to get my associates degree and then went to UNCW and recieved my teaching degree. My original teaching degree is for K-6, highly qualified to teach english, math, science and history and I am licensed to teach Special Needs General Curriculum. I have been the Exceptional Needs Dept. Chair for the last 10 years.
I am from New Bern, NC. I lived there with my grandparents and graduated from New Bern Senior High in 1974. I went to school for awhile after graduation, got married and divorced. I joined the army national guard, went to bootcamp in New Jersey in January, blizzard weather and then to weapons school in Maryland. After three years I did an interservice transfer and changed to the navy. I went to Florida for boot camp and to SanDeigo, CA for Dental Assistant school. I came to Camp Lejeune in 1984 where I worked in the operating room doing facial surgery. I worked in the dental field for 14 1/2 years and then did a career change to teacher assistant. I met my husband, Gary, in 1984 and we married in February of 1985. We have 2 daughters, Lisa and Lesley. I made a career change in 1998 to work in the school system. I have always worked with special needs because thats where my heart is. I was a teacher assistant until December of 06 when I graduated from UNCW. I then came back home to JHS to work.