Dickerson has served as a special education resource teacher for seven and a half years, and a lead teacher for special education at Byrns Darden. She graduated from the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy and has been director of Byrns Darden after school program. She earned a Ph.D. From Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn., an M.A. in education from Tennessee State University, an M.S. in human development and leadership from Murray State University and a B.S. in elementary education at Austin Peay State University.