Hamilton County Schools, Tennessee

Dr. Bryan Johnson
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Bryan Johnson, Ph.D., is a native of Nashville and a proud product of public schools. He attended Austin Peay State University where he majored in business administration and played football. He holds a master's in teaching from Belmont University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene.

Johnson has served as a teacher, school administrator, director of secondary schools, chief academic officer and now our superintendent.

He has made tremendous strides to improve Hamilton County Schools. In less than two years, he started the Opportunity Zone to address rapid school improvement in 12 of the district’s low performing schools. 

He launched Future Ready Institutes in our high schools to make learning more meaningful for today’s teens and provide future-ready graduates who are prepared for success after graduation. The program was so successful in the first year that it was awarded the Urban League of Chattanooga’s Community Impact Award.

Schools in Hamilton County are making great strides in technology under Dr. Johnson’s leadership. Middle schools became 1-to-1 technology schools this year by providing each student with an electronic device to open a new world of knowledge for children and teachers. Plans are to expand into high schools next year with 1-to-1 technology. 

The district developed a comprehensive five-year action plan called Future Ready 2023 to provide a roadmap to Johnson’s vision of Hamilton County Schools as the fastest improving school district in Tennessee.