Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Business Administration), Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (M.A. Math Education and Educational Administration). I became certified as a Michigan School Administrator by the State of Michigan in 2011
Mr. Ivan Branson
I have worked with DPSCD over 25 years in various capacities starting off as a math teacher then transitioning to a curriculum coordinator, assistant principal and this is his second year at Dixon as principal. I was assistant principal at Dixon Educational Learning Academy from 2012-2015. I left to become assistant principal at Marquette and J R King before coming bck to Dixon as principal.I am a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA (B.A. Business Administration), Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (M.A. Math Education and Educational Administration). I became certified as a Michigan School Administrator by the State of Michigan in 2011. I am a member of Alpha Phi Alpha where I am actively involved in many civic and community activities. I have also served as an adjunct professor at Henry Ford Community College. As principal, I have a vision of Dixon Educational Learning Academy as to continue to be a nurturing, safe environment, where staff members will actively engage all students in the learning process and teach students to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and life-long learners.My expectation is for all students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible, contributing citizens within the local, state, national, and world community. It is my ultimate desire to see parents remain actively involved as advocates for their children and supporters of the school programs and staff. I am bringing new staff to Dixon in a variety of capacities for the upcoming school year. All of the staff I am bringing in are adding additional programs to the school which will benefit Dixon students academically and socially. Our academic goal is to increase in all content areas from a standardized testing standpoint by 10%. Our slogan is the same as the district. AS STUDENTS RISE WE ALL RISE.