The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents this week named Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, the 2021 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.
TOSS made the announcement during its annual awards banquet, which was held virtually this year.
“Dr. Johnson is among the best of the best in educational leadership, not only in Tennessee but nationally,” says Dale Lynch, executive director of TOSS. “The support he has from his board, his system and his community is a testament to his success as a district leader.”
Johnson was one of eight finalists across the state for the top state school leader award after being selected as the Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.
TOSS chose Johnson based on his leadership in learning, communication, professionalism and community involvement, Lynch says.
Since Johnson took over the school system in July 2017, the district has moved from 130th in student growth in Tennessee to the second ranked district in student growth, making Hamilton County Schools the fastest improving district in Tennessee.
Additionally, the district was at level one in the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System in 2017 and is now at level five – the top level for academic growth in the state. Hamilton County Schools earned level five as a district overall and in every individual category.
Johnson just completed his third school year with Hamilton County Schools. He will now represent Tennessee in the National Superintendent of the Year program sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators at its National Conference on Education.
Source: Hamilton County Schools