Todd Dickson is the CEO of Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee. A Colorado native, Todd Dickson came to the field of education as a second career in 2000 after successfully building the Melton Group, a residential real estate company in Colorado, from 1995-2000. After attending Stanford for a Master’s degree in education, he taught physics for five years at the nationally acclaimed public Hillsdale High School, the private International School of Lisbon, and Summit Preparatory Charter School (Summit Prep) before taking the role of Executive Director at Summit Prep. Under his leadership, Summit Prep was named the #118 best public high school in America for the first time in 2008, and the #76 best public high school in 2009. In 2010, Summit Prep was named one of the top 10 Transformational Schools in the country by Newsweek (using comparative graduation rates, SAT scores, AP performance, and number of low-income students).
Daren Dickson, Todd's twin brother, is the Chief Culture Officer of Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you would like to learn more about November’s Hot Lunch with Valor Collegiate Academy, view their resource guide (which includes the Hot Lunch slide deck).