She has been principal at West Jordan Middle School since 2013 and now Dixie Garrison is receiving statewide recognition for her work. The Utah Association of Secondary Principals has named Ms. Garrison a 2018 Utah Secondary Principal of the Year. She began her career in education as an art teacher at West Jordan High School and served in administration at Mount Jordan and South Hills Middle Schools.
Ms. Garrison is credited with launching a Growth Mindset initiative at West Jordan Middle, which according to school psychologist Olin Levitt, has changed the very nature of how teachers, psychologists and others work with students to help them learn and grow.
Congratulations! Ms. Garrison will now represent Utah in the national Secondary Principal of the Year competition.