July 19th, 2012 · 7:30 - 9:00am
African Development Center Main Office
1931 South 5th Street
612-333-4772 · 1-877-232-4775
Registration: [ x ] Open [ ] Closed
The African Development Center is delighted to announce the guest speaker for this month’s ADC’s Business Breakfast Roundtable discussion will be Dr. Bernadeia H. Johnson, Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). This discussion will touch on numerous topics, such as providing high quality education in every neighborhood, as well as putting an excellent teacher in each classroom. We look forward to you joining us for a such a substantial and important discussion.
Dr. Bernadeia H. Johnson superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, is directly responsible for overseeing academic achievement for all students and the school district’s business functions. Her areas of focus include implementing focused instruction, or what is taught, how it is taught and how student progress is measured; and teacher evaluation that is both supportive and meaningful. Dr. Johnson’s superintendency began in July 2010. Her continuing priorities include implementing core strategies that will put a good teacher in every classroom, a strong principal in every school and a high quality school in every neighborhood so that all Minneapolis students receive the education and support they need to succeed in school and in life. Key to that effort is developing a healthy, productive work culture and ensuring that administrative services provide optimal support to schools.
From April 2004 to July 2005, Dr. Johnson held the position of deputy superintendent of Memphis City Schools, the largest school system in the state of Tennessee, where she was responsible for the creation of a team that included representatives from academic departments to focus on the clear alignment of academically focused work. She was principal at Elizabeth Hall Community School in Minneapolis from July 1999 to March 2004 and she taught and served as an assistant principal in the Saint Paul Public Schools from 1991 to 1999. Prior to her work in the education field, Dr. Johnson was a financial analyst in Minneapolis.
In May 2011 Dr. Johnson completed her doctorate in education policy and administration at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas in 1992 and her Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from Alabama A & M University.
Dr. Johnson was honored in 2012 with both the Minnesota School Public Relations Association (MinnSPRA) District Leadership for Excellence in Communications Award, presented annually to one superintendent in Minnesota for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications, and the University of St. Thomas Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, presented annually to one individual for leadership and service to St. Thomas, the community and in his or her field of endeavor.
As with all Business Breakfast Roundtables, this session will be held at the African Development Center Main Office in Minneapolis.
Please sign up, and mark this date on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you can’t make it in, this will be streaming live right here, and on our Facebook page!!!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 612-333-4772 or 1-877-232-4775.
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ADC is proud to announce that this year’s lineup of these important community discussions is made possible through the generous support of