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Dixon named Retired Educator of Year

The Gloucester Retired Educators Association has named Harrison Dixon of Gloucester as its 2015 Retired Educator of the Year. Dixon was honored during a GREA luncheon Sept. 24 at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. 

In its announcement of the honor, the GREA said Dixon became a teacher after starting out as a research biologist with a major chemical company. He also worked for a time as an extension agent. Dixon then taught at Gloucester Intermediate School and Gloucester High School, retiring after a 39-year tenure. 

In retirement, Dixon is serving as the GREA co-president and chairman of the Bay Aging Resource Council, and is on the Gloucester Social Services Board of Directors and the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board of Directors. 

Dixon is additionally the president of the MPNNCSB’s Woodland Pointe Inc., a nonprofit corporation for developing supported housing for the homeless and mentally challenged. He is an active member of Morning Glory...

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