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New Principal Takes Over Jackson High School

Stephanie S. Johnson took over Nov. 1.

by Patch Staff

Maynard Jackson High School welcomed its new Principal, Stephanie S. Johnson, Nov. 1.

Johnson said she is fully dedicated in serving the students and community members at Jackson High, and supporting the teachers and leaders to ensure student success.

Her key goal is to challenge Jackson to become an award-winning school in a short period of time.

Johnson’s previous experience has led her to this new role with a desire to
improve student performance in all areas at Jackson.

Under Johnson’s leadership, Sequoyah Middle School made AYP consecutively for three years and moved from a "Needs Improvement" to "Distinguished."

Johnson was promoted to Principal of Jonesboro High School, and Jonesboro
High School made AYP for the first time since 2004.

As Jackson's new princial, Johnson resets the school’s standards and shares her purpose, vision, and mission for the school year.

Among them:

  • Driving for high performance from her students and educators in all areas.
  • Ensure that all teachers perform well under the new Teacher Keys evaluation system and are prepared for strategic, effective instruction.
  • For students to perform well under the new Common Core standards and achieve high results.

Her mission is to do everything possible to ensure that Jackson becomes an award school in all categories in CCRPI.

Chris Murphy November 06, 2012 at 11:38 AM
She has a big job in front of her, but seems to have the attitude for it. The interim principal, Thomas Kenner, got the school to a position where hope was not insanity. Now the hard work of getting the school to function - not as an 'urban' HS, or an APS HS- as a good secondary school that prepares its students for careers or college must begin.

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