About Superintendent Mark Johnson, Ed.D.
Mark Johnson joined the Fountain Valley School District as Superintendent in January 2015. Prior to becoming a part of the FVSD family, he spent considerable time in the Los Alamitos Unified School District, where he served for 15 years as a middle school teacher, site administrator and most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. In 2014, Dr. Johnson was recognized as the Los Alamitos Unified School District Administrator of the Year, commended for promoting “a culture that supports ongoing learning, reflective practices, creativity and innovation.”
Over the last several years, Dr. Johnson has led numerous change initiatives in education related to improving student outcomes. Some of these changes include: online learning, Common Core, Depth and Complexity, Cognitively Guided Instruction, Advanced Placement for All and College and Career Readiness. In addition, Dr. Johnson is committed to developing new and emerging leaders as an adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education Doctoral Program at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Johnson earned a Bachelor’s of Science in biology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Master of Arts in education administration from National University and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.
Family is a big part of Dr. Johnson’s life, and he resides locally with his wife Susan, an elementary school teacher, and three young daughters.