Student Services

At Dixon Road Elementary School, our student services foster a positive and nurturing environment where every student can excel academically, socially, and emotionally. We offer comprehensive support mechanisms and resources to promote students' well-being and personal growth. These services encompass counseling, academic support, behavioral interventions, health services, and social services and encourage active parental involvement.

We aim to ensure that every student feels supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. Creating an inclusive and friendly learning environment is vital to achieving this goal. We want every child to feel valued and respected and are committed to providing the essential resources they need to succeed. By fostering a culture of care, collaboration, and positivity, we create a community where all students can thrive and be their best selves.

School Nurses

Candace Gillespie

919-524-6031 (talk/text)

Peggy Olson


Our caring school nurses ensure student success by providing comprehensive health services. From basic health checks to valuable consultations, they promote student well-being. Our nurses prioritize student health by conducting screenings, offering referrals, and managing daily medications. They also ensure emergency medications are on hand and maintain communication with parents, fostering a safe school environment.

School Social Worker

Jenny Jones


Mrs. Jones is dedicated to empowering families by providing access to various community support resources. From addressing psychosocial needs to offering attendance support and assistance with Christmas gifts, she is committed to ensuring that every family receives the help they need to thrive. If you're unsure how we can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak with Mrs. Jones. She will eagerly connect you with the resources necessary to foster a safe and supportive home environment where children can flourish.

School Counseling

Jill Kreacic


Discover a wealth of supportive services designed to empower students to thrive academically and emotionally! From engaging group sessions to personalized individual counseling, topics span from boosting self-esteem and managing stress to fostering friendships and enhancing executive functioning skills. Prepare for the transition to middle school with confidence, receive attendance support, and delve into various academic areas for growth. All services are easily accessible with a simple parent/guardian signed permission slip, ensuring seamless participation.

In addition to counseling, Mrs. Kreacic is the dedicated 504 coordinator and Backpack Buddies Coordinator, providing invaluable support to students with diverse needs. Need assistance navigating your family's mental and physical health resources? Mrs. Kreacic is here to connect you with Care Solace, ensuring comprehensive care for your family's well-being. Embrace the support available and embark on a journey toward holistic wellness and academic success!

Parent Engagement Assistant - Asistente para padres y participacion en la escuela

Mariana Valdes

919-263-0003 (talk/llame o text)

Mrs. Valdes provides invaluable services to foster inclusion and support for Spanish-speaking families within a predominantly English-speaking school environment. She goes above and beyond by accompanying parents to school meetings, offering seamless Spanish-language translation services, and facilitating connections with vital community support resources.

Servicio diseñado para cerrar la brecha lingüística y garantizar que las familias que hablan solo español estén plenamente involucradas en la educación de sus hijos.