2014 Principal Winner
School: Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School—Atlanta Public Schools
Proud Principal Stephanie Johnson has earned her title as turnaround principal in the state of Georgia. In the past nine years of her 19 years serving as an educator, she led the turnaround of Sequoyah Middle School, Jonesboro High School, and is now serving as the “Mission Possible” turnaround principal assigned to Priority Status Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta Public Schools. Prior to serving in the role of principal, Johnson was appointed to serve as an assistant principal on a turnaround team at Morrow High School in Clayton County where then Superintendent Pulliam promoted her to a principal’s position after only 10 months. Experiences prior to her principal roles were teaching secondary education language arts and serving as a guidance counselor in Mobile County, Alabama and Clayton County, Georgia. Johnson has been recognized for her leadership from SREB, GADOE, and GLISI’s Power of 100.