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A surprise for Dr. Dixon at Philip Simmons Middle

Published Friday, March 23, 2018

Students, teachers and administrators rolled out the red carpet at Philip Simmons Middle School Friday. Principal Anthony Dixon was the guest of honor.

Principal Dixon successfully defended his dissertation at the University of South Carolina on Tuesday. The special event Friday morning was to recognize his accomplishment and dedication to education.

While working on his doctorate, Dixon had not only been working as a full-time administrator, but also splitting time teaching a math class at the school.

“Don’t ever give up on education,” Dr. Dixon said Friday at the celebration. “You guys can go as far as you want. You can get as many degrees as you want. You can do it at any time in your life.”

Dr. Dixon is the first principal of Philip Simmons Middle, which opened in the Wando area of Berkeley County in 2015. He was the 2016-2017 BCSD Middle School Principal of the Year.