Sept. 20, 2016 – Throughout the year, the Eye on Stillwater series will highlight those who help our students reach their full potential. It is a chance for the Stillwater community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level.
Dr. Michael Johnson is a native of Port Henry, NY and currently resides in Stillwater. He came to Stillwater High School in February 2016 and is currently serving as the interim high school principal. Prior to working at Stillwater, Dr. Johnson served numerous roles at more than a dozen school districts, from teacher to superintendent. Dr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from SUNY Plattsburgh, a master’s degree in education with an advanced study certificate in counseling, also from SUNY Plattsburgh, a master's degree in educational administration from University at Albany, and a doctorate in administration from Columbia University.
It was accidental. I had no idea what I wanted to do and I was encouraged by administrators and teachers in college.
So far I would have to say Class Day, Prom, and After-Prom because it was a nice way to connect with students.
I would teach English. It was a strength area I’ve always had. I would avoid science and leave that to the experts.
I had no idea what I wanted to be!
I was an inventory management specialist managing torpedo systems for the U.S. Navy.
I was on an undefeated basketball team in high school and I was a very good high jumper.
I like to spend time with my grandkids. I also enjoy spending time on my boat on Saratoga Lake.
1) Make a difference for kids
2) Form great connections with my kids and grandkids
3) Travel to warm places
Cleveland Cavaliers (more specifically, LeBron James)
I'm currently reading administrative materials and listening to Meghan Traninor, Maroon 5, and anything else that's on the radio!