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Meet Dixie Smith


Contact Info: 
Direct Phone: (866) 970-1003

Hi There!  I am Dixie Smith, a Tour Coordinator and Educational Sales Specialist for School Tours of America.   I enjoy helping educators offer these exceptional travel opportunities to the students or adults in their area that will enhance their lives and continue the process of life long education!  I am here to help you!  Feel free to call or email me.

My Tour Experience

I formerly taught school, Junior High Language Arts and Science, in Louisiana for 15 years. During that time, I began taking my 8th grade students to Washington, DC.

The first year we went by motor coach, the second year by train, and from that point forward we flew. I have experience with each mode of travel and can give you the pros and cons of each!

I started working for American Student Travel as a part time employee as a company escort and representative in the early 1980’s. In 1990, I moved to the Houston area and became a full time Tour Coordinator.

I have been in this business for 25 years now full time and have experience working nearly every department or aspect of school travel!

My Tour Philosphy

I believe a great tour consists of not only the educational sight seeing, but a total tour education.

The guide is one of our best resources for the tour and School Tours of America has the BEST guides available in our destinations today!

I will work with you to customize an itinerary for your group, and along with your hotel STA Representative, together we will insure your total satisfaction.

We make it EASY and enjoyable for you AND your participants!

My Personal Background

I attended high school in Sheridan Arkansas, then college at University of Central Arkansas. I later obtained a Masters Degree and Reading Specialist Certification through Louisiana State University, Shreveport.

I am married to a great guy and have 3 grown daughters. My oldest got married May of 2011, and I am looking forward to grandchildren in the next year or two!

Phil, my husband, and I have a coastal camp on the ICW in a little fishing village called SARGENT. We love it and one day hope to retire there.

My Final Note

Thank you for traveling with School Tours of America. I want to assist you in selecting a tour you will be happy to promote to your potential participants!

We have designed a brief but very important survey that allows our staff to know your more generalized tour expectations.

While I will work diligently with you to customize your tour, this survey is very helpful in knowing where to start and addresses some important tour preferences.