Dr. Christie Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement. In her current role with the University of West Georgia, Dr. Johnson teaches and mentors aspiring and practicing school and district administrators, with special emphasis on those seeking advanced Educational Leadership degrees and performance-based Tier 1 or Tier 2 leadership field certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Her research interests focus on leadership development, particularly areas relevant to leading professional learning communities, leader efficacy, and strategic planning. Dr. Johnson joined the University of West Georgia faculty following her 30-year career as a Georgia K-12 professional educator. Her school and district level experience includes service as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Johnson has extensive school and district level experience in the areas of human resources, student services, board policy development, and school operations and management.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Journalism/Broadcast News, University of Georgia, 1980
- M.A., Middle Grades Education, West Georgia College, 1985
- Ed.S., Middle Grades Education, West Georgia College, 1992
- Certificate, Educational Leadership Certification, University of West Georgia, 1994
- Ed.D., School Improvement, Educational Leadership, University of West Georgia, 2006