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Douglas Dickson

Departments and Positions:
Assistant Head for Student Life
Doug began his career in boarding schools at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., in 1982. During his 26 years there, he took on many roles including teaching math, dorm head and parent, coaching a wide variety of sports, and several administrative roles including Director Of Athletics, Dean of Students, and Vice Rector for Student Life. Teams under Doug's leadership as coach have won a New England Championship in football, four New England Championships in Boys Track and Field, one in Girls Squash, and he also served a long tenure as Boys Lacrosse coach. Doug's biggest and most important job was leading the development of a student support network and system at St. Paul's.

In 2008, Doug accepted a job in Austin, Texas, as the Head of the Upper School at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, where he had overall responsibility for the high school program including the daily life of the school, the development and evaluation of the faculty and the curriculum, and the programming to support the nearly 500 students in the Upper School. He became Episcopal's Assistant Head for Student Life in 2017. He has really enjoyed his time at EHS especially for the opportunity to try to directly impact the ways that students experience their time on the Holy Hill and make this time health, happy, and productive.

Since 2000, Doug has worked regularly with TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) to teach and promote the sharing of best practices in residential schools like Episcopal. Doug has facilitated workshops regularly through TABS where he has interacted and met hundreds of boarding school educators and visiting dozens of boarding school throughout the nation and the world. Doug has also stayed active in lacrosse as a high school and collegiate lacrosse official. He is an avid runner, golfer, and loves being outside, especially in the warmer weather.

Doug is married to Dr. Laura Dickson, nurse practitioner and nursing educator. Laurie and Doug have raised three sons, and all are in their adult years.

M.Ed., Notre Dame College
B.A., Middlebury College
Episcopal High School Since 1839
1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, Virginia 22302 | 703-933-3000