District names new high school assistant principal

Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson

The Schuylerville Central School District is welcoming Sarah Johnson as its new high school assistant principal. Johnson was appointed by the Board of Education at its November meeting. She will begin on April 9, 2018.

“I am honored and very excited to join the Schuylerville community,” Johnson said. “The goals of the district match my own goals and I feel my areas of expertise will be an asset to the students and staff at the high school.”

In her previous position, Johnson was a Special Education Academic Administrator at Shenendehowa Central School District. She chaired district-level CSE meetings, supervised and completed evaluations of middle school special education teachers and provided professional development for special education and general education teachers. Johnson led the Middle School Response to Intervention team, was responsible for analyzing data points for all students with special needs in grades 6-8, and tasked with creating a comprehensive improvement plan for the special education department.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Johnson had a diverse range of teaching and leadership experiences. She was a ninth grade special education teacher at Shenendehowa, spent time as an intervention and data coordinator at Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls in Albany and served as a learning specialist at a high-achieving public middle school in California.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University, a Master of Education/Special Education degree from Sonoma State University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from the College of Saint Rose.

“My goal and passion as an educator and leader has been increasingly to advocate for collaboration, program alignment and shared best practices among all staff members at my school,” Johnson said. “I am looking forward to working collaboratively with Schuylerville students, parents, staff and the administrative team to help further student achievement and the district’s mission.”