About our Principal

Phone: 919-918-2300 x 32216


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Jonathan Dixon

Dr. Jon Dixon is a North Carolina certified special education teacher, curriculum & instruction specialist, and school administrator who has served NC Public Schools for 25 years now.  He is a Tar Heel born, and received his BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) prior to training and service as a special education and alternative educational setting (AES) instructor for almost 10 years.  Dr. Dixon earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University, in order to further prepare him for service as a NC school administrator.  After receiving his MSA, Jon worked as a school administrator in Franklin and Durham Counties before beginning the newest phase of his career as the Principal of Phoenix Academy / VLA.  Dr. Dixon believes in meeting the holistic needs of our young learners, and nurturing a school atmosphere where all students, families, and stakeholders feel safe and welcome.  Jon is committed to growing the Phoenix Academy program, and continuing its tradition of providing a school for CHCCS high school students "where success is made simple, and education is personalized."

Please feel free to contact Dr. Dixon via phone at (919) 918-2300 x 32293, or by email at jsdixon@chccs.k12.nc.us