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Mr. Douglas Johnson, Assistant Principal

STILL EXCITED TO BE AT IHS
The 2022-23 School Year will mark my 4th year at IHS and one thing that really has stood out to me since I have been here is how much I enjoy working at IHS. I felt this way when I started at IHS, and I continue to feel that the reputation that this school has for success and its surrounding community’s commitment to supporting your school is second to none. I am truly honored to have become a part of your school family, and I look forward to seeing all of the great things that will continue to come from IHS students! Now a resident of the Indiana Area School District, I am also excited to continue the great things that are at this school and I look forward to watching my own children (Beau, Dax, and Sloan) experience all of the great things that this school and community has to offer!
 
ABOUT MR. JOHNSON
As a former math teacher I understand the importance of being a well prepared and meticulous learner. However, I would be amiss if we didn’t first stress the importance of students feeling what they do matters. As a lifelong learner, I have found that the most important factor in someone’s educational experience is the feeling of belonging. Similar to Indiana, I came from a district that put student centered education at the forefront of their decision making. I recognize the importance of this, and I hope to continue making your students grow by helping them take ownership of their experience here at IHS. Now, as an Assistant Principal, I have continued to see that the way we work with each other and communicate matters. I have been blessed to work with great people in many great places, and I believe that all of the people in this district set a high bar for professionalism and commitment to continued growth. I can’t wait for the new year to start, and I thank all of you for welcoming me into your Indiana School Family! Go Indians!
 
EDUCATION
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Fall 2006 – Spring 2011
Bachelors of Science, Secondary Education (Mathematics)
Saint Francis University
Fall 2015 – Summer 2017
Masters of Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Summer of 2017 – Spring 2018
Principal Certification

WORK EXPERIENCE
Indiana Area Senior High School - Assistant Principal
July 2019 – Present
Working with students and faculty to make our school the best in the area! 
Richland High School – Geometry Teacher
September 2012 – July 2019
I was a math teacher, coach (football, volleyball, tennis), PA Announcer, and just about anything else that I could do to impact students’ lives
US Army – Sergeant, Combat Engineer
October 2003 – October 2009
Soldier and Team Leader. I learned that every day is a challenge, and that a good attitude can accomplish more than a bad one.