For Immediate Release
Date: August 8, 2023

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Dr. Kimberly Johnson Selected Assistant Principal at Mendel Elementary School

Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Assistant Principal, Mendel Elementary School

Dr. Kimberly Johnson brings 19 years of educational experience to the assistant principal position. She began her educational career in 2004 in Orlando, Florida (Orange County Public Schools), teaching grades K-3, Reading Recovery, and Intervention Specialist servicing high-risk 3-5th graders with behavioral and academic needs. She was also an Early Childhood Coordinator for 4C Orlando non-profit association, teaching state-mandated adult courses for child development and guiding early care professionals pursuing a Child Development Associate credential.

Dr. Johnson attended Tennessee State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She also obtained a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctor of Education from Capella University in Reading and Literacy. In addition, received graduate credit hours toward Administration and Leadership certification.

As a former military child, she is honored to have served military-connected students in DoDEA in the Americas and Pacific East since 2015 as a Sure Start teacher, K-3, and Literacy Support Specialist. She shared her leadership skills as an Instructional Leadership Team, Continuous School Improvement, and Site Literacy Leader member, delivering professional development of 21st century teaching, CCRSL standards, and instructional framework. She was also a PK-5 Literacy ISS at Camp Lejeune and K-12 Professional Learning ISS for Pacific East Camp Zama Complex.

As an Assistant Principal, Dr. Johnson is committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential. She is dedicated to implementing evidence-based practices, leveraging technology to enhance instruction, and providing professional development opportunities to ensure the continuous growth of both educators and students.

Dr. Johnson enjoys spending social time with her husband, Christopher, and raising their two children, Christian and Kamryn, attending DoDEA schools. She looks forward to cultivating the lifelong learning of teachers in the Pacific East District.

Dr. Johnson is excited to contribute her skills, knowledge, and passion to the educational community, working collaboratively to create a positive and impactful learning environment for military-connected students.

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