MANSFIELD -- Mary Dixon, a member of the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s Board of Governors and a member of the school board at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, was honored recently at the Central Region Spring Conference of the Ohio School Boards Association.
The Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement honors board members for their willingness to enroll and participate in workshops and conferences, volunteer for service to their association and work on behalf of their own board.
The award of achievement is available only to Ohio school board members. To earn the award, a board member must complete an application that documents they have obtained 100 credits toward the award. These credits must be earned within a two-year period.
Dixon has served as MOESC’s board president for four years. She attended the Board Leader Institute, sponsored by the OSBA and offering in-depth workshops taught by the leading experts on topics ranging from student achievement, finance and school law to legislative issues, curriculum and board development.
She also attended the Capital Conference in November, Ohio’s premier continuing education program that helps school district governance teams improve student learning and achievement.
Dixon said she invests her time because of the children.
“I feel very responsible for providing for kids every opportunity we can however we can. It’s our duty. It’s what we as adults are required to do: to make the lives of those that come after us better," Dixon said.
MOESC Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel praised Dixon for her achievement.
“Her dedication to the students that we serve is evident as she has tirelessly worked to improve the services we provide at Mid-Ohio. We are so grateful for her leadership and we are very proud of her achievement," Kimmel said.
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 10 school districts and over 17,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland counties.
Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists.