Dr. Talisa Dixon

  • Dr. Talisa Dixon

    Dr. Talisa Dixon is Columbus City Schools’ 21st superintendent since 1847. (Effective March 4, 2019)

    “I feel fortunate to be given this opportunity to lead Columbus City Schools,” shared Dr. Dixon. “I believe I can provide the leadership needed to move the District forward and help all students succeed in the classroom and in life. Every decision and every initiative put forth has to be in the best interest of students. I look forward to working with the teachers, staff, and school community in the spirit of student success.”

    Dr. Dixon returns to Columbus City Schools, having spent nine years in our District from 2001-10, serving six years combined as the principal at Brookhaven High School and at Columbus Alternative High School. 

    Previous to Columbus, Dr. Dixon served five years as Superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. She previously was the Deputy Superintendent for the Saginaw Public School District in Michigan.

    She began her career in public education first as a social studies teacher and then an assistant principal in Akron Public Schools.

    Dr. Dixon was recently among 25 women leaders from the non-profit community who were selected to participate in the 2018 AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium. She is a member of the 10th class of the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), and out of 700 graduates, was selected as a recipient of the Educator Inspired to Lead Award.

    A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. Dixon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Mississippi Valley State University. She earned three Masters of Arts degrees (Sociology, Educational Administration, and Secondary Education) and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Akron.