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Lara J. Dixon

Assistant Professor

Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University

Lara Dixon serves as the director of educator preparation and accreditation and assistant professor in K-12 Educational Administration. Dixon is a Gerstacker Fellow, studying how government, industry and educational leaders advance a country’s achievement and economic prospects. In Ohio and Michigan inner city and suburban schools, Dixon served as a teacher; adjunct instructor; assistant, elementary and high school principal; MASSP Board member; director of partnerships & initiatives; and director of elementary education. A transformational leader, Dixon helped schools improve and become nationally recognized for achievement and culture. Dixon also received the Governor’s Educational Service Leadership, MDE’s High Performing Reward School, Top in Troy: Woman of Influence and ESGR’s Above & Beyond and Patriot awards. Lara holds an Eastern Michigan University Ed.D. of Educational Leadership, a University of Toledo Ed.S. and M.A. of Administration and Supervision, and a Bowling Green State University B.A. of English and B.S. of Music Education.

Learn more about her career through her CV (2024).