Board of Education
Seat 9: Emmett Johnson
Mr. Johnson has proven that he is a person dedicated to making a positive difference. He is committed to serving the need of our youth. He is knowledgeable about educational issues. As a member of the Atlanta Board of Education, Mr. Johnson:
Received the 2009 Richard A Green Award- The Richard R. Green Award the nation’s highest honor for urban education leadership, at the Council of the Great City Schools 2009 Fall conference. The Council represents 66 of the largest urban school districts in the nation, educating 7.1 million students. The Green Award is named in honor of the first African-American chancellor of the New York City school system, who had also headed Minneapolis Public Schools. As the recipient of the Richard Green Award, Johnson received a $10,000 college scholarship to present to a high school senior of his choice in the Atlanta Public Schools or from his high school alma mater.
Additionally, Mr. Johnson serves (or has served) on several committees that have significant implications for the future of our youth in the Atlanta Public Schools:
Mr. Johnson knows the value of a strong family life and good education. Married for 33 years to Gwendolyn Miller Johnson, he is the father of two Atlanta Public Schools graduates. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Law and Criminal Justice. Employed with the State of Georgia for 31 years, retiring as the Program Director in the Office of Legal Services for the Department of Medical Assistance, Mr. Johnson has mastered the technique of research, investigations, evaluation, negotiation and planning; skills which are needed by members of the Board of Education.