Dr. Johnson

 Dr. Johnson  Welcome to G. W. Carver
 Magnet School for the Arts


Educational Philosophy/Vision: 

I am a firm believer in the old adage “There are no shortcuts to excellence.”  To me, excellence should be the expectation and should be attainable and accessible for everyone.  I believe that every student and staff member of this school is capable of excellence when they put the necessary effort into what they are doing.  At the school level, excellence begins with the adults (you, me, and parents).  We ALL must believe that every child is capable of excellence – be it academics or behaviors – and our actions must follow that belief.  In a school community, that means that there needs to be opportunities to collaborate (to listen, to learn, and share with each other) regardless of self-interests or position.  As principal, my focus will be on building trust and leadership through collaboration, open dialogue, and encouraging risk taking.  Visiting classrooms, discussing best practices, providing timely observation feedback, and leveraging technology as a learning amplifier are things you can expect from me.   It is my hope that by creating opportunities for collaboration and honest conversation, excellence becomes systemic and embedded into the culture of this school.  

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
BA: Ripon College, Ripon WI - Elementary/Middle Education and History
M.Ed: National Louis University, Wheeling, IL - Educational Leadership (K-12)
Ed.S: Wingate University, Wingate, NC - Superintendent
Ed.D: Wingate University, Wingate, NC - Superintendent

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