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S.S. Dixon Intermediate

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Mrs. Gooch


I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve as principal of S.S. Dixon Intermediate School.  I have worked in the field of education for 37 years.  I taught special education for the first 24 years of my career and have been in administration for the last 13 years.  I love working with children and seeing them learn.  I also love helping others and believe this is what led me into administration.   I have two grown children who graduated from Pace High School.  My daughter works for Kindred At Home, my son in law is a contractor, and my son is the school resource officer at Pace High School.  I have three grandsons, one in 4th grade at SSDI, and 1st and 2nd graders at SSDP.  My husband is retired and enjoys playing golf, kayaking, and traveling. 

As principal, I believe my role is to make sure the education the students receive is the best it can be!  By working closely with the staff, parents, and community we can provide a well-rounded education for all.   Our focus areas for this year include implementing STEAM into all classrooms, providing differentiation instruction for all students, increasing the number of students reaching proficiency, and helping all students make learning gains.  We are committed to providing an education that will help our students be successful adults.   

Parents. you are welcome to call, visit, or email any concerns, ideas, or suggestions.  I hope you will take an active role in your child’s education.  We love volunteers and want you to feel welcomed at Dixon Intermediate School! 


It’s great to be a Jr. Patriot!!!!


Email:  Mrs. Gooch

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