Ms. Joanna Dickison





Cyber Foundations I is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, life, and introduces them to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in computing which is impacting every career field.



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About Me/Experience

My name is Joanna Dickison, and I will be your Cyber Foundations teacher for the 2022-23 school year. I graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2000. I earned my first Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016, and my second Masters Degree from the same school in May 2018. This coming year will be my 23rd year to teach, and 21 of those years have been here at OBMS. I look forward to getting to know you and your student this year.

I began my teaching career at a very small but high performing school in northeast Texas, Sam Rayburn Independent School District.  I taught 5th and 6th grade Language Arts for two years.  Upon relocating to Olive Branch Mississippi in 2002, I began working at OBMS, and I am very proud to have worked at our school ever since! Quistor Pride! 



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I was born and raised in the Great Republic of Texas. I moved to Mississippi in 2002, and I've enjoyed getting to know the area and the people here. 


I love many different sports, but baseball is my favorite. My dad was a Willie Mays fan, so he loved the San Francisco Giants. He raised all of his kids, my brothers and me, to be Giants fans, too! I have seen the Giants play many times in Texas and St. Louis, but in 2017, I was able to attend my first game at AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) in San Francisco, California! It was great to cheer for the home team for a change!