Meet the Team
J. Gavin Dickson, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer / Founder
J. Gavin Dickson has over fifteen years of educational experience, including teaching, campus administration, and District Director/Coordinator of Federal Programs and PEIMS. He has served educators and administrators through multiple venues including the Texas Charter School Association, Texas Association of School Business Officials, the TEA Charter School Summit, multiple Texas Educational Service Centers, and individual charter schools. Mr. Dickson seeks to empower Texas Charter Schools by partnering in their mission, ensuring their story is told, and remaining student centered.
Attendance Specialist and Auditor
David Loseke is a thirty-five year veteran of the Texas Education Agency. He was employed as an auditor for his entire career, retiring as a Supervising Auditor in 2018. He has worked with PEIMS and the requirements for student attendance accounting since it’s establishment.
David is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.
TSDS PEIMS and Data Quality Specialist
Bio Coming Soon!
Data Quality Specialist and Data Clerk
Deborah Backus joined Dickson Educational Services in 2018 to provide PEIMS, data entry and administrative support. Prior to joining the team, Mrs. Backus had twenty two years in public and private school, which included teaching and campus support.
Mrs. Backus believes that “Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything both professionally and personally”. Dickson Educational Services is a perfect example of strong support for each one of it clients.
Human Resource Manager / Executive Assistant
Connie McCulloch’s background includes over 30 years of state service including management and human resource roles at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and a private government office in Fort Worth. Mrs. McCulloch’s involvement includes previously serving on the board for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and as board chair at Lubbock’s Communities in Schools. Mrs. McCulloch is an accomplished presenter in the value of education to numerous students and classrooms in West Texas and several other state and government round tables.
Human Resource Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Managing Advisory Board
Dickson Educational Services values community involvement and desires to be an organization that not just gives back to the community but is involved in the community. As part of that initiative, all company decisions are first brought before the Advisory Board to ensure accountability of the organization’s mission and resources. Qualifications of the Advisory Board includes a passion for students, family, and stewardship of funds received from serving state organizations.
Lindy Dickson originally started her education career as an ESL teacher in Seoul, Korea and continued at a Fort Worth private school. Mrs. Dickson is fluent in both English and Spanish and passionate about empowering parents to be involved in their student’s education. She now serves her family as a home school parent and part-time tutor and mentor.
Connie D. McCulloch
Connie McCulloch’s background includes over 30 years of state service including management and human resource roles at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and a private government office in Fort Worth. Mrs. McCulloch’s involvement includes serving as board chair at Lubbock’s Communities in Schools, accomplished presenter in the value of education to numerous students and classrooms in West Texas, and several other state and government round tables.
Debbie Nix is an accomplished Office Manager as Assistant to the Chief of Police in Irving and later as Assistant to Mayor in North Richland Hills. Mrs. Nix is now retired after serving the City of North Richland Hills for over 15 years. Mrs. Nix’s responsibilities included partnering with the local community and serving as a lead in Human Resource initiatives. Her public service and knowledge of civic government and politics is a tremendous value to the services offered by Dickson Educational Services.