Press Club

Top School Official Retiring

Mark Johnston, Arlington Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, is retiring.

During his seven years in the position, Johnston has overseen an increase in test scores and a decrease in the achievement gap between white and minority students. He also worked to create the school system’s career advancement program for teachers, which rewarded high-quality teaching.

Johnston will officially retire on Sept. 1. No successor has been chosen, and a national search process is being planned.

In addition to Johnston, the school system is seeking a replacement for Mary Beth Chambers, who is retiring in September as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance.

Photo via AGI

Recent Stories

Expect extra police patrols around Arlington schools today in the wake of yesterday’s deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. “ACPD officers are conducting extra patrols near Arlington schools,” Arlington County…

Crystal City’s Amazon Fresh is looking at a summer opening, a company spokesperson confirms. Back in February, a mystery was solved when it was confirmed that an Amazon Fresh grocery…

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is almost here and with it comes the kickoff to the unofficial summer travel season. AAA expects 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or…

Morning Notes

Welcome to Our Summer Interns — Two interns have joined ARLnow for the summer. Mavis Chan of the University of Missouri will focus on local news reporting while Pia Kramer,…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list