Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June's Faculty Feature Interview: Dr. Georgetta Johnson

“I enjoy teaching teachers who aspire to become public school administrators.” said Dr. Georgetta Johnson. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration.

Dr. Johnson received all three of her degrees, BA in English and Journalism, MS Counseling, and Ed. D. in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University in Houston. Her career has included being a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and a principal in Houston ISD and a high school principal in Dallas ISD. She is proud to share her knowledge, successes, and experiences of her professional career with her graduate students.

Her professional accomplishments include being a member of HISD Superintendent’s Intergroup Relations team and Board of Directors of I Have a Dream (Houston), and attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Summer Principals’ Leadership Institute. Dr. Johnson served as President of the Houston School Counselors’ Association, was awarded Outstanding Educator by the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, and the Bridge Builders Award from the National Association of Business and Professional Women – Dallas Metropolitan Chapter.

Her personal life is just as accomplished with three successful daughters. Kimberly is a teacher, Shawn is a captain and orthopedic surgeon in the Army; and Shannan is a graduate film student. She describes her daughters as the “shining stars in my life.” In her limited spare time she enjoys golf, gardening, and reading (romance novels).

Dr. Johnson says she looks forward to “seeing the enrollment at this university grow rapidly to reach its goal and potential as a standalone university with thousands of full time students.”

When asked what she would say to UNT Dallas students Dr. Johnson said:

“I am so pleased that students at this university are taking advantage of this door that has opened in our community. This fact speaks volumes for the potential for success for these students in the near future. I know they will stay focused and vigilant in their quest. A good education, which will be received at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus, is the paramount accomplishment that one can achieve.”

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