Dr. Sandra Johnson is currently the superintendent in the Glendale Elementary School District, a growing district of seventeen (17) schools serving approximately 14,000 preschool through eighth grade students. Dr. Johnson assumed the responsibilities as superintendent in Glendale on July 1, 2007. She spent the previous four months in the district working with the Board and previous superintendent to prepare for the 2007-2008 school year. Prior to coming to Glendale Elementary, she served as the Chief Instructional Officer for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for the past six years.
Other public school districts in which Dr. Johnson has been employed include Corona Norco Unified School District, Poway Unified School District, and Alhambra City Schools, all in California.
Dr. Johnson has been an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, a Director of Learning Support Services, a high school principal, and an elementary and high school assistant principal. She taught for eleven years at both the elementary and secondary levels, beginning her teaching career in Flowing Wells School District in Tucson.
Dr. Johnson earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from National University in San Diego, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. Dr. Johnson also has a major in English.