Interim Superintendent Dr. Ann Dixon
At the July 26, 2017, special board meeting, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. Ann Dixon as the district’s interim superintendent. Dr. Dixon’s career spans more than 40 years and includes teaching and school leadership positions. In addition to serving as the Somerset ISD superintendent in the 1990s, she has most recently worked as interim superintendent in 16 other school districts in Texas. Dr. Dixon is a highly regarded leader and education expert.
“I am excited to have Dr. Dixon join our Hays CISD family, even if it is for a brief period of time. Her talent and experience will be tremendous assets during our period of transition,” said Merideth Keller, Hays CISD school board president.
Dr. Dixon started her career in education as a speech pathologist in Austin. She worked in Copperas Cove and North East ISDs before moving to Judson ISD, where she spent 18 years. She then became the Somerset ISD superintendent in 1990. In addition to working in school districts, Dr. Dixon also has experience at the state level. Dr. Dixon has worked with the Texas Comptroller's Office and the Texas Legislative Budget Board, as well as serving as a mentor for many first time superintendents. For her distinguished service to her profession and community, the 76th Texas Legislature recognized her with a resolution of commendation.
Dr. Dixon has been published in the Texas Study Research Journal and the TEPSA (Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association) Journal numerous times, is often called as an expert witness in education litigation, and consults with school district who are conducting superintendent searches.
Dr. Dixon holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration from Walden University, a Master of Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Pathology from Oklahoma State University. She will start in Hays CISD next week and will serve until the district names a permanent superintendent, likely in January 2018. The district has hired the Thompson & Horton firm to assist with that nationwide superintendent search.