School District U-46, Illinois

Suzanne Johnson
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Student Enrollment: 36,336 (75% students of color, 55% economically disadvantaged, 36% Limited English Proficient)

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A graduate of Elgin High School, Dr. Johnson, returned to her U-46 roots to teach language arts at Canton Middle School in Streamwood. Dr. Johnson's first administrative role was as a divisional at Bartlett High School. She quickly advanced into the role of associate principal and then principal prior to moving into a role in central administration in 2013, first as an assistant superintendent of teaching and learning before being promoted in 2018 to the deputy superintendent position. 

Within U-46, Dr. Johnson is known for her deep understanding of instructional practices and a commitment to fostering academic excellence. 

Dr. Johnson holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from DePaul University, and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois-Chicago. 

Dr. Johnson and her husband live in Streamwood. They have two children who attend an elementary school in U-46.