Larry Johnson Named DCSD Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Operations

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

During its regular monthly meeting Monday, the Darlington County Board of Education approved Larry Johnson to be the new assistant superintendent for administration and operations of the Darlington County School District. Johnson is currently the assistant superintendent of auxiliary services for Scotland County Schools in North Carolina.

DCSD Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman said Johnson’s professional and educational experience makes him a superb fit for the position.

“Mr. Johnson has the unique skill set we were hoping to find for the new assistant superintendent for administration and operations,” Newman said. “Mr. Johnson not only has school experience but also he has extensive operations and district administration experience. This broad and varied experience – particularly in the areas of construction management and student services – positions him well for our district. We look forward to bringing him to Darlington County and including him in our team.”

Johnson began his career in education in 1994 as a counselor and social worker in Stanly County Schools in North Carolina. He has since served as a school administrator, executive director of human resources and assistant superintendent of human resources. In his current capacity as assistant superintendent of auxiliary services, Johnson manages the school district’s Child Nutrition program, Facilities, Maintenance, Student Support Services, Technology and Transportation, as well as the district’s construction program. He also oversees the district’s policy development and school safety programs.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Shaw University. He earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling from North Carolina Central University and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Fayetteville State University. He is currently in the doctoral program at Wingate University, studying educational leadership.

Johnson is currently overseeing the construction of 40 new classrooms at two schools in Scotland County, along with other facilities projects. As a result, he will transition between Scotland County Schools and the Darlington County School District during the next few weeks. He is expected to join the Darlington County School District on a full-time basis before the 2018-19 school year begins.