Lynne Johnson

Dr. Lynne Johnson served North Carolina as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, Executive Director for Curriculum and Professional Development, and Chief Personnel Officer. Earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and a doctoral degree from UNC Greensboro, Lynne worked with educators in North Carolina’s urban and rural school districts.  

Developing and directing leadership programs for Aspiring Principals and New Principals, Dr. Johnson served as a Program Director for the Principals’ Executive Program (PEP) at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development. Sessions included hiring practices, school planning for professional development, coaching for classroom success, and classroom observation and feedback strategies for educator growth.

At the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, as the Educator Effectiveness Director, Lynne facilitated a statewide team responsible for professional development of educator standards, evaluation tools, and the design of leadership development processes for administrators and teachers. Statewide Service Support teams planned with districts and charters with a direct focus on student growth strategies. Facilitating program development for all public and private university educator candidates, the Educator Effectiveness team focused on “what educators need to know in schools with what they learn in the university setting."

Dr. Johnson was awarded the North Carolina prestigious public service award The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor Cooper in March 2017 for her service to educators and students in North Carolina public schools.  With over 30 years of experience, she served the North Carolina Communities In Schools as Vice President of Network Relations prior to becoming CEO of The NC Education Leadership and Learning Group.  Joining Emerald Education, Lynne shares her expertise in leadership development, reflective coaching strategies, and building learning networks that inform effective and diverse classroom instruction.