Hello, I'm Roxana...

 I am a Co-Founder and the Academy Director at True North Academy.  I also teach 5th/6th Bible and Lower School History.

Born:  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Education & Professional Affiliations: 

Master of Business Administration - Rollins College

Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications - University of Florida 

Professional Florida Educator's Certificate

Master Teacher Certification in the Principle Approach® 

Member of the American Christian Schools International 

My Story

Mrs. Dickerson moved with her family to Orlando in 1972 when Orlando was a sleepy town surrounded by fragrant citrus groves and vast cattle ranches. God used her love of learning and teaching from a biblical worldview perspective to lead her to education, following a two-decade career in the hospitality and theme parks industries. She began as a substitute teacher at The First Academy in Orlando, FL, and eventually taught Spanish, at The Classical School of The First Academy, a hybrid homeschool program, for five years. She has also taught American Government and Economics.

Mrs. Dickerson moved with her family to Orlando in 1972 when Orlando was a sleepy town surrounded by fragrant citrus groves and vast ca&le ranches. God used her love of learning and teaching from a biblical worldview perspec(ve to lead her to educa(on, following a two-decade career in the hospitality and theme parks industries. She began as a subs(tute teacher at The First Academy in Orlando, FL, and eventually taught Spanish, at The Classical School of The First Academy, a hybrid homeschool program, for /ve years. She has also taught American Government and Economics.

What was your early career like?  God used my love of learning and teaching from a biblical worldview perspective to lead me into education several years ago, following a two-decade sales career in the hospitality and theme parks industries that took me to many foreign countries. I began as a substitute teacher at The First Academy in Orlando, FL, and eventually taught Spanish for five years at The Classical School of The First Academy, a hybrid homeschool program. I have also taught American Government and Economics.

Tell us about your family:  I am blessed beyond measure to be married to Tim, and we reside in Celebration, Florida.  We are partners  at Celebration Community Church, where I have served in the hospitality and Kids44 children’s ministries.


What do you love about TNA and the Principle Approach®?  The catalyst that triggered my vision for a biblical-classical school in Celebration was a course on providential history that I took in 2013, Rudiments of America’s Christian History and Government, where I was introduced to the Principle Approach® methodology. Since that time, I have become a fervent student and teacher of the Principle Approach®, and in June 2021, I earned the Master Teacher Certification in the Principle Approach®. 

The Principle Approach® method is unique and transformational because it is a biblical method that cultivates a love of God and His Word in the students’ hearts and minds, as well as a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.  Because the Principle Approach® focuses on Providential history, the learner is able to see God’s hand in all circumstances and events and develop an understanding that God uses each individual to accomplish His purposes for His glory.

I love that all our faculty, staff, and families share the same passion for God's absolute truth and sovereignty over all spheres of life. It is exciting to see how God's hand is actively working at TNA!

Contact

I would love to hear from you! Please email me with any questions you may have.