Art Dillon has extensive experience in leadership, management, and organizational development. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has distinguished himself as an experienced educator, motivational speaker, community volunteer, and mentor.
His combat experience was as a helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 2006 as a Brigadier General and Commander of the Wyoming Army National Guard. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and has held several key staff and command assignment during his 39 years of active and reserve service.
Art retired as Principal of Traut Core Knowledge School in Fort Collins, Colorado in July, 2006. During Art’s tenure as principal, Traut was designated a National School of Character in 1999 and five times earned a “John Irwin School of Excellence” rating by the Colorado Department of Education from 2000-2006.
Art’s formal education includes a B.Ed. in Secondary Education from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby B.C., Canada; an M.Ed. in Administration from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado; and an EdS and a Superintendent’s License through the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.