Principal's Office


Dear Dixie Magnet Elementary Families,

It is my honor to be the principal of Dixie Magnet Elementary. My goal is to support the families, students, faculty and staff in order to provide the best teaching and learning for our students. Dixie has all the right ingredients to become the top performing school in the state. Together we can reach this goal through shared commitment and teamwork.

Throughout my educational journey, I have seen time and again that each individual can truly make a difference in the lives of others.  Every action, every word and every attitude has the potential to make a positive difference in a child’s educational experience.  I believe that a strong foundation of trusting relationships goes hand in hand with strategic goals, planning and monitoring to foster a successful school.  With a “can do” attitude and authentic partnerships, together we can ensure a culture of caring, accountability and high expectations for all.

August 2014 will mark the beginning of my twentieth year in education, having previously served in a variety of roles including classroom teacher, district language arts and literacy specialist, professional staff assistant and highly skilled educator with the Kentucky Department of Education. My commitment to lifelong learning is evident in the fact that I am still going to school myself to pursue my doctoral degree at Eastern Kentucky University. Each one of us is constantly growing and learning and I’m excited to be walking out this journey together.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the students, families and staff at Dixie Magnet Elementary.  Like a vibrant quilt, we are woven together into this school community, where high standards and excellence are both a tradition and an expectation. Each of us has something to contribute individually, but our strength comes from working in unison.

The faculty and staff here stand ready to support you in any way we can.  We know you have choices in where you send your children and are honored you have chosen to send your most precious family members to us. We have some exciting things planned this year to ensure your child is provided with an education unique to their individual needs that gives every child…every opportunity…every day to be successful. Please feel free to contact me anytime if I can be of assistance to you.


Tara L. Isaacs



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  • Author: Tara Isaacs
  • Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2014