Teresa Johnson has served Fairfax County Public Schools for 28 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University in special education with a focus on Learning Disabilities. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in the Studies of Teaching and an endorsement in Administration and Supervision at George Mason University. She began her teaching career at Centreville High School where she served 15 years as a special education teacher and then as special education department chair where she was recognized for creating an inclusive school environment.
Mrs. Johnson has experience at the central office level where she was a specialist for the Office of Monitoring and Compliance and a Pyramid Resource Specialist for Cluster VII secondary schools. She served the Chantilly High School community for eleven years as assistant principal and six years as principal. In her role as principal, she supported the growth and development of the Chantilly High School Comprehensive Services Site, the Governor’s STEM Academy and the Secondary Transition to Employment Program. Mrs. Johnson successfully implemented the FCPSOn Initiative at Chantilly High School by facilitating a change to a student centered, personalized, blended learning environment. In addition, she has received regional and national recognitions for her support of student publications and students’ First Amendment Rights.