Welcome to Greenbrook Elementary! I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as the principal of this amazing school!
My family and I are all life-long residents of DeSoto County. I have watched this county grow and prosper into the beautiful, eclectic community that we have today. As a vested community member, I know and embrace the importance of a quality education for each and every child.
I have had the privilege to work with the children of DeSoto County Schools for the past 24 years. As a 16 year veteran teacher, I worked with hundreds of students who inspired me to be the educator that I am today. For the past 8 years I have had the joy of being an assistant principal at Shadow Oaks Elementary, Lewisburg Primary School and Oak Grove Central School. I have also had the opportunity to teach at the collegiate level at the University of Memphis.
My educational background has afforded me the opportunities that I have today. At Mississippi State University, I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. Once I started teaching, I pursued a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist degree in Administration from The University of Mississippi.
I am married to Jarrod Dixon and share two boys, Tye Dixon and Jace Dixon. I also have a niece, Lydia Harris. In my spare time I like watching my boys in their various adventures and attending Mississippi State games.
My name is Suzanna Maddox and this is my ninth year as Assistant Principal and 18th year in education. I taught at Byhalia Middle School for three years, and taught English at Horn Lake High School for six years. I have been an assistant principal at Shadow Oaks Elementary, Horn Lake Intermediate, and Southaven Elementary. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and my master's degree from Arkansas State University. In 2007, I was chosen to be a Freedom Writer teacher; I was one of a 150 teachers from across the United States and the only teacher from the state of Mississippi. In 2008, this group wrote a book, Teaching Hope, which was published in 2009. Today, this group of teachers and educators has grown to more than 500 and has spread internationally.
My husband and I have been married for 22 years and have 2 daughters. Shelby will be a sophomore at Hannibal-LaGrange University, where she will be playing basketball, and Samantha will be in the 9th grade and will play volleyball and basketball. I am a member of Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and I also teach Elementary Sunday school and children's church.
I am excited to be at Greenbrook Elementary and look forward to being a Charger.