Administration and Central Office Staff

Superintendent's Welcome


Dickson Public Schools serves approximately 1400 students in 4 buildings at our site. We employ over 80 certified faculty members and 45 non-certified staff, plus the central and building administration.

The faculty and staff at Dickson Public Schools are committed to educating each child to the fullest of their potential. In order to do so, we are committed to providing:
--A safe environment
--Quality character education
--Modern, rigorous instructional practices
--Research-based and appropriate curriculum
--Ongoing and thorough communication
Our faculty and staff recognize that the best way to teach our students is to continue to learn by participating in high quality professional development in those areas. As educators, we focus our practices on being both proactive and reflective in order to foster an individualized experience for each student. Through having Goals, Resiliency, Integrity, and Tenacity (GRIT), we encourage our students to discover their potential and achieve readiness for work or further education.

We could not do any of this without our community's support. Thank you for trusting us with your students.

Go Comets,
Jamie Mitchell


Jake Melton 

Mr. Jake Melton
Title Programs Director
Director of Curriculum & Teaching


Mrs. Jelana Aaron
High School Principal


Mr. Zack Gadberry

Middle School Principal

David Gardner

Mr. David Gardner

Upper Elementary Principal
Middle School Athletic Director 
Melisa Smith

Mrs. Melisa Smith

Lower Elementary Principal

Debby Custer

Mrs. Debby Custer
Director of After-School & Summer Programs
Staff Daycare Director 

Cody Bynum

Mr. Cody Bynum
Transportation & Maintenance Manager

  Matt Suffal 

Mr. Matt Suffal
High School Athletic Director

Central Office Staff

Jan Chavers 
Jan Chavers {[email protected]}

Hope Hawkins
 Hope Hawkins {[email protected]}
Nutrition Director
Maintenance/Transportation Secretary
Board Clerk

Wendy Morse {[email protected]}
Activity Account Clerk

Ariel Rickets {[email protected]}
Special Education Director

 Danesa Wilson {[email protected]}
Communication Director

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