Jim Johnson to end tenure as Monticello School District Superintendent; accepts position at SCSU

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson announced in a letter to school district employees late Thursday night that he will be stepping down as the superintendent of the Monticello School District. Friday morning he confirmed the news to the Monticello Times.

Johnson has been the superintendent of the district for 12 years, and has worked in the district for nearly 20 years.

“I came here 18 years ago as a middle school principal, and they’ve been 18 wonderful years,” said Johnson. “It’s a wonderful community.”

Johnson has accepted a position as Associate Professor at St. Cloud State University in the Department of Educational Administration. He starts on August 15.

“This is an opportunity I can’t pass up,” said Johnson.

Johnson’s resignation will be on the agenda at the Monticello School Board meeting on Monday night, at which time they will pin down his final date at the school. The outgoing superintendent expects it to be between Aug. 14 and Aug. 31.

Pick up next week’s edition of the Monticello Times for a full story.

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