Gloria M. Dixon

 
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Gloria M. Dixon
Award: 
HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Year: 
2011

Gloria M. Dixon is a well respected educator within her community, helping countless children and families for over 30 years. Besides teaching in the classroom, her other assignments were: Science and Bilingual Coordinator, Science Instructor for Teachers, Early Childhood Reading Coordinator, Coordinator and Teacher of Black History, PTA Advisor, Mentor for Student Teachers and member of the School Development Management Team. She also held the positions of Supervisor of Summer and After School Reading Programs, Administrator, and Assistant Principal.

Always willing to lend a helping hand, she has become an increasingly active volunteer and advocate. She holds the esteemed position of National President of Key Women of America, Inc., a non-pro­fit community service organization founded in 1954.

A prominent participant and leader in many organizations, Ms. Dixon is involved with the East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association, the Library Action Committee of Langston Hughes, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the Friends of East Elmhurst Library, and the Mahogany Sisters Network. She served as Past President of the 100 Street Block Association of East Elmhurst, Inc., was a past Board Member of Dollars For Scholars, and a Chairperson of Jerome Hardeman, Sr. Child Care Center. Ms. Dixon is also a NAACP Diamond Life Member.

Ms. Dixon has received numerous accolades for her superiority in her ­ field and for her unflagging community activism. She has received citations and proclamations from Queens Borough Presidents, a New York Senator, and the Mayor of the Village of Hempstead. She has been honored with awards from the NAACP, East Elmhurst Corona Civic Association, National Council of Negro Women, Key Women of America, and the Flushing Meadow Soap Box Derby. In Addition, she has appeared in Newsday’s Queens Life Pro­ le and was featured in Newsday’s column “Everyday Hero,” in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to society. Ms. Dixon’s integrity, selflessness and dedication make her a role model to all.