Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth (Liz) King Johnson was born in Camilla, Georgia (Mitchell County). After high school, Mrs. Johnson attended Georgia Southern University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Fort Valley State University and her Specialist Degree and Leadership Certification in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University.
Mrs. Johnson began her career as a public school educator in 1993 teaching third grade in Colquitt County. After teaching there for a year, Mrs. Johnson got married and moved to Houston County and was a Pre-K teacher for two years with the Bibb County Board of Education. After being hired to work in the Houston County School System in 1996, Mrs. Johnson served as a fifth grade teacher at Pearl Stephens Elementary, where she taught for five years, before transferring to Linwood Elementary, also serving as a 5th grade teacher, for three additional years. In 2004, Mrs. Johnson was hired as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Miller Elementary, where she held that position for ten years before being named as Principal of Miller Elementary in 2014.
While at Pearl Stephens Elementary, Mrs. Johnson was named Teacher of the Year for the 1999-2000 school year and was also named as one of the five finalists for Houston County’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Johnson is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Beulahland Bible Church.
Mrs. Johnson married her college sweetheart, Dr. Ramon Johnson and they have two adult children, Deondra and Rayana Johnson. One of Mrs. Johnson’s favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She believes God gives us strength in numerous ways through contentment and through challenges. As an educator, she has had many great days and yet there were challenges sometimes. Nevertheless, Mrs. Johnson believes that being an educator is her calling and purpose on this Earth and could not asked for a better career, being content, strengthened by Christ, and living the dream.
Mrs. Katina Gibson, Assistant Principal of Instruction
Mrs. Katina Gibson has been an educator for 26 years. She was born and raised in New Bern North Carolina. As a graduate of East Carolina University, she received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Gibson moved to Georgia in 1996 with her husband, Brent Gibson, who graduated from Northside High School in 1991. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Walden University in Reading and Brain- Based Instruction. Mrs.Gibson received her Specialist Degree from Nova University in Curriculum and Teacher leadership, while working as the Instructional Coach at Shirley Hills Elementary School. She has been the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Miller Elementary School for 6 years. She is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Curriculum at Columbus State University.
Ms. Jacqueline Hodges, Assistant Principal of Discipline
Ms. Jacqueline Hodges holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the Fort Valley State College and University. She began teaching Kindergarten at Central Elementary and High School in Talbotton Georgia in 1993. The following year Ms. Hodges obtained a Pre-Kindergarten position in Houston County and has taught since then Kindergarten, Fourth grade and served as an Early Intervention Program teacher in Mathematics. Ms. Hodges was awarded the 2002-2003 Lindsey Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.
Additionally, Ms. Hodges holds a Reading and Gifted Education Endorsement and Education Specialist degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. During the 2016-2017 school year
She has two children, Shaniqua’ and Taylor and one grandchild, Laylah.