Elgin Dixon has spent all of his 22 years in education at Dublin City Schools.
Thats likely about to change, as the assistant superintendent was named the finalist for the superintendent position in Twiggs County.
The 49-year-old received a phone call recently from Twiggs County school board Chairwoman Terralon Chaney telling him he was their finalist.
I was excited, Dixon said Wednesday. He called his wife, Terri, and shared the news with her.
Dixon said his excitement comes with some sadness. Its bittersweet, he said. Im excited about the opportunity, but this is where Ive been for 22 years. This is my family.
He started out as a middle school teacher and has worked as a counselor, assistant principal, principal, director of operations, facilities, transportation and federal programs.
He said hes enjoyed every position, particularly when he had an impact on individual students. I just love to see the light bulb come on, he said. At the administrative level, seeing teachers get what they need is rewarding.
Dixon attended Savannah State College (now Savannah State University), Troy State University (now Troy), Fort Valley State University, and Georgia College in Milledgeville (now Georgia College & State University).
While hes going to miss his Dublin City Schools family, Dixon said hes looking forward to making new family in Twiggs County.
To contact writer Harold Goodridge, call 744-4382.