Ms. Dixon @ Picket PostMs. Dana Dixon

Phone: 480-472-7046


  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in Aerospace Studies from California State University, Fresno
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska, Juneau
  • Teacher's Certification from Ottawa University
  • 16th year in Mesa Public Schools
  • 12 years in 7th & 8th grade Social Studies at Shepherd Junior High, 1 year in 8th grade at Carson Junior High, 2 year 9th grade World History at Mountain View
  • 5 years AVID Teacher, 4 years AVID Coordinator
  • Air Force Officer, 1995-2000

Personal Information:
I am married and we have 4 children ages 27, 25, and two 21 year olds.   

I love teaching history and I try to make it enjoyable and interesting for my students.  I also recognize the value of teaching newly-incoming 9th graders' organization, critical thinking, and test-taking skills.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing games with my family and 2 dogs, hiking, reading, camping, running, lifting weights, kayaking, and scrapbooking.