Dixon Road Elementary School opened on August 25, 2006 under Principal Candy Williams. While Mrs. Williams was the principal at DRES she was instrumental in selecting, leading, and working with a wonderful faculty and staff for two years.
In July of 2008, Mr. Michael Taylor became the principal at Dixon Road Elementary and continued the great things that had begun. After one school year, Mr. Taylor was given the opportunity to return to the Smithfield-Selma High School as the principal.
Mrs. Dawn Alligood joined the Dixon Road Elementary family as the new principal in July 2009. The faculty and staff have changed some over the years but the spirit and heart have not. Everyone at Dixon Road Elementary School has always; (past and present) had the same ultimate goal.... our students' success.
Mr. Kenneth Bennett became the principal at Dixon Road Elementary in July 2013. Prior to this assignment he was the principal at South Campus Middle, Benson Middle, and South Smithfield Primary Schools. He will continue to lead this great school in its pursuit of academic excellence and student achievement.