with Mona Lise Dickson
Workshop Date | October 20, 2020
Workshop Time | 5:00-6:00pm EDT
Workshop Audience | School Leaders
This workshop is directed toward school leaders and will discuss tips and tricks for conducting staff evaluations in a virtual environment. Learn from Mona Lise’s experience as a school leader what worked with her community and learn how to adapt practices to your own school context.
About Mona Lise Dickson
Mona Lise Dickson helped lead the way to a dramatic turn-around at a high-poverty Lowcountry South Carolina schools that resulted in national honors, including the TAP Founder’s Award, the National Change Award and the first national recognized STEM middle school by Advanc-Ed, Lady’s Island Middle School. Under her leadership as principal of Whale Branch Middle School in Beaufort County, the school went from an At-Risk rating on its state report card to Average rating in three years. Whale Branch Middle School was the first Beaufort County School District’s secondary school to make Adequate Yearly Progress two years in a row. At Lady’s Island Middle School, the school went from a C to a B in two years. Ms. Dickson’s 25-year education career includes service as a high school mathematics teacher, varsity girls’ basketball coach, assistant principal, principal of Whale Branch Middle School and Lady’s Island Middle School. She currently serves as principal of Whale Branch Early College High School. Under her first year as principal of Whale Branch Early College High School, the school experienced the highest test scores for English I, Biology and United States History. Under her leadership at Warrior Nation, the school has earned two awards; Platinum Level of Readiness and the Gene Bottom’s Pace Setter Award from the Southern Regional Education Board, SREB. Dickson is active in the community; as she attends Tabernacle Baptist Church and is a member of the Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, her master’s degree in administration from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her Educational Specialist Degree from the Citadel and is currently working on a doctorate’s degree in Education Systems of Improvement Science from Clemson University. She is married to Charles Dickson and together they have four children and three grandchildren, Sydney, Skylar and Dominic. One of her favorite quotes, “Excuses are tools of incompetence used to build monuments of nothingness. Those who use them seldom amount to anything.” By William Shakespeare.