Madison City Board of Education President Dr. Terri Johnson was inducted today as an All-State School Board member.
Dr. Johnson was one of only five local board of education members named as an All State Board member of the Alabama Association of School Boards. The recognition came during the AASB annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham. (Watch AASB Video profile on Dr. Johnson in the following link. Her segment occurs 4:08 into the video https://vimeo.com/194585994)
“It’s a privilege to congratulate this year’s honorees. AASB is proud to bestow upon them its highest honor for school board members. I congratulate them,” said AASB President Pam Doyle.
AASB President Pam Doyle with Madison City BOE President Dr. Terri Johnson
Other 2016 All-State School Board members who were honored today are: Joe Boteler of Tuscaloosa County, Mary Hooks of Macon County, Mike Turner of Talledega County and April Williams of Birmingham. AASB began its All-State School Board recognition program in 1992 to recognize up to five of Alabama’s most outstanding past or present school board members.
Dr. Johnson has served on the Madison City Board of Education since 2007. Her nominators describe her as a diligent, invaluable and a pleasure to work with. Johnson is credited with helping to aid in the Madison City Board in its advancement from a start-up district to one of the largest and highest performing districts in the state.
“When I think of a perfect school board member, I think about Dr. Johnson,” said Dr. Dee Fowler, Deputy State Superintendent/Chief of Staff. She embodies all the characteristics desired – love, high expectations, knowledge, patients and a willingness to serve.”
Dr. Johnson’s mathematical background aided in the substantiation of a second high school in Madison as well as the renovation of Bob Jones High School. “Her skills as a mathematician were invaluable in areas such as rezoning, finance and capital planning,” said Ray White, former City of Madison Board of Education president.
Johnson’s attendance record for Madison City Council meetings is just as strong as her mathematic skills. She has attended almost every one, often advocating the school’s position at meetings.
Also today, 27 other education leaders were recognized for advancing in the AASB School Academy, a school for board members.