Dixie Rae Garrison is the Principal of West Jordan Middle School in the Jordan School District. She is currently serving as Past President for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals. She was the UASSP State Principal of the Year in 2018. Dixie earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah in 1998 majoring in Fine Arts. Dixie’s Master’s Degree, earned in 2002, focused on issues of race, gender, social class, and bilingual education, while majoring in the department of Education, Culture and Society at the University of Utah. She received her Administrative License from Southern Utah University in 2004. Dixie specializes in transforming school culture and reversing school failure. Dixie has served on the USOE Suicide Prevention Advisory Board for seven years. She is active in the LGBTQ+ community, volunteering at the Utah Pride Center and Encircle Safe House. Dixie is also a founding member and Co-Chair of the National LGBTQ+ School Leaders Network; a network specifically for LGBTQ+ Administrators.