Laurinburg woman to represent NC

Feb. 16—PINEHURST — A former Scotland County Schools employee and Laurinburg resident has been named the NCACTE-A CTE Administrator of the Year.

Amanda Dixon, director of career and technical education for Moore County Schools, was announced as the winner last week.

The award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county and state levels for the 115 public school systems in the state. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership in ensuring teacher and student success as well as making significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective CTE programs.

Dixon received her bachelor of science in mass communications with a concentration in pre-law and leadership from Methodist College, her master of education technology degree from Lesley University and her graduate certificate in school leadership from Appalachian State University.

She also holds certifications from the North Carolina Association of School Business Officials and in Program Planning and Management from LERN.

During her educational career, she has served as a secondary English and language arts teacher, grant writer, instructional coach, innovative high school liaison, director of Indian education, director of federal programs, CTE director and director of workforce and economic development in the postsecondary education sector, and is a small business owner.

Dixon has spent the last six years serving Moore County Schools as director of CTE, federal programs and grant administration. She was recently named Southeast Regional Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Education, Career & Technical Education Division.

Dixon will be North Carolina's nominee for the Association of Career and Technical Education Region II which covers 11 southeastern states and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas.