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New executive director of licensure and accreditation joins School of Education

Dr. Joan B. Johnson

Joan B. Johnson, Ph.D.

The VCU School of Education welcomes Dr. Joan B. Johnson as executive director of licensure and accreditation in the dean’s office.

Johnson joins VCU from her role as director for the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Teacher Education. In that role, she provided oversight of university preparation programs for school personnel, including implementation of state and federal regulations to ensure high-quality preparation of teachers, administrators, central office personnel and other educators required by regulation to hold a license to practice in the pre-K through 12th grade schools.

In her new role with the School of Education, Johnson will provide leadership to ensure continued national and state accreditation of all educator preparation programs; develop innovative partnerships with challenged schools; provide high-quality support services to students as they advance through academic programs; and oversee the School of Education’s Student Services Center.