Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has announced that Dr. Jennifer M. Johnson was named deputy superintendent of programs and policy for the Arizona Department of Education, replacing John Stollar. Her first day at the Department was Aug. 30.

Johnson will have oversight for the following divisions; accountability and assessment, highly effective teachers and leaders, research and evaluation, high academic standards for students and highly effective schools.

With more than 35 years of experience in education, Johnson began her career as a high school teacher in southern California and has spent the last 32 years with the Glendale Union High School District, first as a teacher and ending as the district’s superintendent.

Johnson earned her doctorate of education and her certification in Arizona Principalship from Arizona State University.

Additionally, she earned her bachelor of science from Northern Arizona University and her master of arts from California State University.


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