Spotlight on Leader: Kristin Dixon

April 3, 2019

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” —Luciano DeCrescenzo

This is how Kristin Dixon, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, opened her letter to principals shortly after the cancellation of the 2019 Celebration of Light. Kristin asked principals to share with their school communities the important work of the Fulcrum Foundation and to consider becoming “Snow Angels,” by offering financial support. In addition, she added “Fulcrum has done so much for our families and their children, our schools, and training aspiring leaders. If your families prefer to donate by check, simply collect them and you can mail them in at a later date.” Kristin then closed her letter by writing, “Let’s embrace Fulcrum right now and together, we can fly!”

As superintendent, Kristin understands the importance of building relationships and collaborating on many levels. Her work as superintendent spans from high level vision building with the archdiocese, walking alongside the leadership of the 73 schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle (to date she has made 87 visits to schools in this academic year). Kristin leads with mission, always maintaining a focus on strategic goals to provide clear vision.

Kristin’s thoughtful leadership of the Office for Catholic Schools and her commitment to partnering with Fulcrum provides additional leverage to do greater good. As evidenced in the snow angel photo, Kristin intentionally and enthusiastically embraces both the mission of the Office for Catholic Schools and Fulcrum so our Catholic schools can soar.