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Tennessee School District Director Named 2021 National Superintendent of the Year Finalist

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 12:09pm


Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Schools Director, is One of Four 

National Finalists


Nashville, TN—Today, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, announced Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, is a finalist for the 2021 National Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Johnson is one of only four superintendents across the country to be named a finalist. 

“We are thrilled Dr. Bryan Johnson has received this national recognition and will represent Tennessee on the national stage,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Dr. Johnson has exemplified exceptional leadership and created positive school culture and environment during his time leading Hamilton County Schools, especially in the midst of such a challenging year. We congratulate him and Hamilton County on this well-deserved honor.” 

In September, Dr. Johnson was selected as the 2021 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). 

The 2021 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced during AASA’s virtual National Conference on Education, Feb. 18-19, 2021. 

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is a professional organization for over 13,000 educational leaders across the country and world. For over 34 years, AASA has been honoring district leaders across the country through the National Superintendent of the Year program. 

Learn more about the AASA 2021 State Superintendent of the Year finalists here

For Tennessee Department of Education media inquiries, contact