Dr. Tim Dixon, principal of Ware County High School, will bid the school he has led for the past two years farewell at the end of this semester.
Ware County Schools Superintendent Jim LeBrun confirmed that Dixon has accepted the position of superintendent of Meriwether County Schools, located in west Georgia, effective June 1, 2015.
Dixon, who holds a doctorate of education from Walden University, started his career in 1986 with Forsyth County Schools before returning to his South Georgia roots to coach football at Pierce County High School in 1987. He went on to coach in Screven County, Laurens County and Houston County before returning to this area in 2003 as assistant principal of Waycross Middle School.
In 2007, he became principal of Waycross Middle School, leading the school to attain many accolades and honors, including Lighthouse School to Watch. Dixon was recognized as Georgia’s Middle School Principal of the Year in 2011 and became principal of Ware County High in 2012, where he will finish his twelve years of service to Ware County Schools as an administrator.
Of his impending departure, Dixon noted, “I would be remiss not to acknowledge a number of people at this time. I would like to thank the teachers, staff, and administrators at both Ware County High School and Waycross Middle School who have been like a family to me.
“I would like to thank the many students with whom I’ve come in contact over the years. They have had a tremendous impact on my life. I would also like to thank the board of education and central office staff for their support.
“Finally, I would like to thank the community for all it has done for me over the years. Waycross and Ware County have a lot to be proud of, and I am glad I could be a part of that over the years.”