Aaron M. Johnson is an associate superintendent of instructional services and organizational leadership for Farmington Public Schools in Michigan and adjunct lecturer of reading, language, and literature at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Detroit Public Schools from 1st through 12th grades. After graduating from Renaissance in 1992, he attended Eastern Michigan University, The New School for Social Research in New York City, and Wayne State University, graduating from Wayne State with a bachelor of science degree in English education. He furthered his study and completed a master’s degree in educational leadership and a doctor of philosophy in curriculum and instruction, both at Wayne State.
Johnson has served in various roles in education at every level, including classroom teacher, building principal, curriculum director, and associate superintendent. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. His research focuses on curriculum and instruction as it relates to the implementation of practices to build literacy for youth.
It has been Aaron’s lifelong goal to be a positive force in the lives of children. He plans to continue his work on improving the field of education by providing support to teachers, promoting learning for students, and helping all children realize their academic dreams by using literacy as the vehicle.