Dr. Sydnee Dickson, EdD


Dr. Sydnee Dickson has been serving the children of Utah as an educator for the past 39 years. She was named as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2016. Prior to joining the Utah State Board of Education, Sydnee served in Utah public schools in roles including teaching, school counseling, school administration, and district administration. Superintendent Dickson began her education in a two-room schoolhouse in rural Utah and went on to earn master’s degrees in School Counseling, and School Administration as well as a doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She earned additional degrees at Dixie State University, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University. Dr. Dickson is a frequent participant on state and national committees and boards; currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Council of Chief State School Officers, and West Ed Board of Directors. Her professional expertise is grounded in engaging parents, providing educators with evidence-based professional learning, and developing transformative school leadership. Sydnee is passionate about developing equitable school systems to close achievement gaps and ensure students are prepared for their future.