• Dedra Dawsob

    Dedra Dawson, Principal  

    Dedra Dawson, a Columbia, Tennessee native, who began her education at Horace O. Porter School as an elementary student.  Mrs. Dawson has been in education for 30 + years. Her career began with MCPS at Whitthorne Middle School, where she taught every subject, including home economics. She has been a Principal for 12 years and actively engages with each student and their family to ensure that relationships built, while being educated at Horace O. Porter School, are ones that will be meaningful for a lifetime. Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday, because she gets to spend it with family, extended family, and friends.  She is married, has 3 children, and is a very proud grandmother. 

    Mrs. Dawson received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Belmont University, earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Trevecca Nazarene University, and produced a degree as an Education Specialist in Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.