Mona Lise Dickson Named Principal of Lady’s Island Middle School

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Mona Lise Dickson begins her new assignment this week as principal of Lady’s Island Middle School, following approval by the Board of Education last Tuesday.

Ms. Dickson has been a leading educator with the Beaufort County Schools for many years. She served as assistant principal of Beaufort High School and for the past three years as principal of Whale Branch Middle School, the first middle school in Beaufort County to serve fifth through eighth grades.  Ms. Dickson led implementation of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum.  Under her leadership, Whale Branch Middle School has been repeatedly recognized for its achievements and improved report card ratings.

With her proven record of producing academic improvement, Ms. Dickson brings experience as a former math teacher, women’s basketball coach and involved citizen in Beaufort County. As a parent whose four children attended Lady’s Island Middle School, Ms. Dickson is well aware of the Lady’s Island community.

“Mona Lise Dickson is a strong leader and highly qualified educator,” Superintendent Valerie Truesdale said.  “The interview team of parents, teachers and school district leaders are proud that she applied for the position of Principal for Lady’s Island Middle School.  We look forward to the expansion of the STEM initiative at Lady’s Island and continued engagement of the community.”

Ms. Dickson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Rollins College and a Master’s in Education Administration from Cambridge University in Cambridge, Mass.