Preventing and Responding to Substance Abuse
The world of substance use in our schools has changed significantly with the popularity of electronic nicotine delivery devices such as juuls and vapes. How are we responding to his new threat? How has this new threat affected the use of other substances among our students?
Doug DicksonAssistant Head for Student Life, Episcopal High School VA
Doug began working at Episcopal High School in Alexandria Va, July 1, 2017 where he is the Assistant head for Student Life. He responsibilities include overseeing the student support network for a boarding population of 440 in an all residential boarding school, one of the few all residential boarding schools in the country.
Doug’s transition to Episcopal High School comes after serving 9 years as the Head of the Upper School at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin Texas, an international day/boarding school located in one of the most vibrant and fast-growing cities in the nation. Doug’s responsibilities included all aspects of the management of the Upper School including the academic, athletic, and residential programs at the school.
Previous to his time at St. Stephen’s, and for 26 years Doug lived and worked at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. During his time at St. Paul’s, Doug served in a variety of capacities including teacher, dorm head, coach, and administrator. Doug served at Athletic Director for five years and Dean of Students/Vice Rector of Student Life, for an additional 12 years.
Throughout his career, Doug Has been involved with TABS and other organizations to promote residential programs that add value to all of our schools and most importantly create the safest possible conditions for the many students who enjoy the privilege of attending our boarding schools.