Brian Johnson joined NIET as a senior specialist for the Midwest after serving as an administrator for nine years at Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary in the Community Schools of Frankfort, Indiana. When Brian took over as principal, Green Meadows was identified as a priority school by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). With the support of Brian as principal, the Green Meadows staff steadily increased growth and proficiency on the state assessment and district benchmark assessments through their work as a professional learning community and a laser-like focus on strengthening the curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices across the school. Green Meadows was recognized for its work as a professional learning community by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) as the two collaborated to develop a model for the state of Indiana.
Brian brings 18 years of diverse experiences as a teacher and administrator. Starting his career as a classroom teacher in Illinois and Indiana, he taught for five years in the classroom spanning grades 3-6 in both rural and urban settings. He then transitioned into administration after accepting an assistant principal position in Indianapolis Public Schools. While in IPS, Brian served two neighborhood schools and led a behavior alternative program for elementary-aged children from across the city of Indianapolis. He also served as an assistant principal in Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
Brian completed his undergraduate work at Indiana State University and earned his Master of Science in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University.