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Henry L. Johnson

Dr. Johnson served as U.S. assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education from 2005-2008. He is currently a senior advisor for B&D Consulting in Washington, D.C. Before joining the U.S. Education Department, Mr. Johnson was state superintendent for education in Mississippi. He also served as the associate state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Earlier, he was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for both the Johnston County Schools in North Carolina and the Pleasantville School System in New Jersey. His experience also includes seven years as a science and math classroom teacher, three years as a principal and two years as the director of middle school programs for the Wake County School system in North Carolina. Johnson served for five years as the director of public policy development and research for the North Carolina School Boards Association. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina and a master's degree in science education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1990 Johnson received a doctorate in school administration at North Carolina State University.

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