Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" Dustin Dick
Photo by Nathan Ham
In his time at Topeka West High School, Dustin has increased enrollment by 200 students in two years, tripled enrollment in freshman honors and preAP courses, started a student-run bank and coffee shop through coordination with Lyndon State Bank and PT’s Coffee, and worked with parents to develop the Westside Pride Foundation with a goal of raising $1 million to benefit TWHS.
Dustin was named Topeka Administration Association High School Administrator of the Year in 2015. He serves as president of the Topeka Administration Association, is a member of the Centennial League, Principal’s Council and keeps stats for the Topeka Storm softball team.
One of the things Dustin enjoys most about being a leader is the chance to mentor new administrators and novice teachers as they embark upon their chosen career paths. His goal is to continue the work to expand opportunities for students at Topeka West High School and make it the premier high school in the city of Topeka for students, staff and the community.
Dustin is married to Angela Dick and has a daughter, Aubrey (16).
“Mr. Dick is a solid educational leader that is well respected by the student body, their parents and staff. He leads by example and is willing to do whatever it takes to make Topeka West High School a great place for students to learn and for staff to work.” —Ms. Tammy L. Austin Topeka Public Schools