School Board Members 2020-2021 Biographical Sketches » Mr. Micheal D. Johnson, Superintendent

Mr. Micheal D. Johnson, Superintendent

School Board Member Biographical Sketch

Mr. Micheal Johnson

Superintendent, FAMU Developmental Research School


Mr. Johnson, Superintendent

Micheal Johnson was previously the senior advisor for equity for Denver Public Schools (DPS). In this role, he supports and collaborates with school leaders to improve their equity strategies and initiatives. Johnson’s additional responsibilities include directing DPS’ Black Male Initiative program which encourages, motivates and uplifts African American males ­­– often considered the most marginalized demographic within the district. He previously served as an instructional superintendent, executive principal and a high school principal while at DPS.


Johnson has served as an affiliate professor for Regis University (Regis). At Regis, Johnson wrote and developed curriculum for graduate-level students, and serves as an education law professor for the university’s graduate program.


Prior to joining Denver Public Schools and Regis, Johnson served as a middle and high school principal for Tulsa Public Schools, an elementary principal for Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), an elementary and middle school teacher for Aurora Public Schools and a special education teacher for Altheimer Unified School District.


Johnson has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and a Master of Arts in Administration, Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. He completed the Public Education Leadership program at Harvard University and he is a 2019 graduate of the National Superintendent Academy.




“I am excited about this unique opportunity with Florida A&M University and the Developmental Research School. As an HBCU alumnus, I am honored to serve our community in this capacity and I look forward to working with this dynamic team to lead DRS to new heights.”