Dr. Dickinson has been a teacher, social worker, team leader, curriculum and training director, school improvement consultant, and project director. Dr. Dickinson spent the last thirteen years with Walton County School District as Project Director, writing and managing over 20 million in grants. Dr. Dickinson served 3 terms as Chair of the Walton County Commission on Children and Youth (presently The Partnership). She is a member of Grace Monroe Church. She has lived and been a part of the Monroe and Walton County community for 37 years.
Kristie Slaughter McDevitt has proudly called Monroe home since birth, and still resides in Walton County. Her husband Daniel, along with their two children, Cameron and Sarah, attend church in downtown Monroe. As an educator she appreciates the variety of school choices for all families. After adding the Gifted Endorsement to her teaching certificate, she became passionate about the education gifted and talented children were receiving, as well as the value placed on the child’s overall love for learning. The moment Dr. Dickinson said, “Children should jump out of their cars, and run in with excitement, the minute their parents drop them off at school, the same way my granddaughter jumps out of the car for Sunday School!” I knew I had found someone who shared my hopes and dreams. I am excited to share Rita’s vision with each family I meet. I am most eager for the children of Monroe Country Day School to share this incredible opportunity of becoming their very best, reaching their full potential, and enjoying the process along the way.
Monroe Country Day School is excited to announce Pam Oakley Nix will be joining our teaching staff as the Horticulture/Plant Sciences teacher. All students will get the opportunity to experience digging in the dirt with an enthusiastic and experienced Horticulture/Agriculture teacher. Many adults in Monroe can attest to the strong passion for agriculture and environmental education and dedication to Walton County children this teacher has shown. Ms. Nix is a graduate of UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (B.S. Horticulture; M.Ed./Ed.S. Agricultural Education) with 34+ years in Walton County School System. Her specialties include-environmental horticulture, plant science/biotechnology, and agribusiness. She has 30+ years as a “Future Farmers of America” (FFA) Advisor and 10+ years as a 4-H Advisor. She spent three years as a member of “Keep Walton Beautiful”. She has a strong passion for agriculture and environmental education.
Many know Ms. Yeater as the K-4 Lead Teacher at First United Methodist Preschool Academy. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia, Safe Sanctuary trained and First Aid and CPR certified. Ms. Yeater has taught Art/Science, Lego, and Twirling for God in afterschool enrichment. Her experience also includes Space Camp Instructor and Scout Camp Director. Ms. Yeater’s peers selected her as Teacher of the Month because of her dedication to children. This dedication includes community involvement where she has been active with the Boy Scouts of America for 10 years. She attends New Testament Baptist Church. The Bible verse she lives by is “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6