Vice-Chair, Mr. Eddie Johnson,
Eddie Johnson, a native of Leesburg, Georgia, began serving his first term on the Board of Education on January 13, 2009. He is a graduate of Albany Technical College, in Albany, Georgia, and has a certificate in electricity. Mr. Johnson completed a three year tour in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Albany State University and held several managerial positions within AT&T.
Mr Johnson and his family moved from Boston, Massachusetts to Newton County in 1991 and retired as a Senior Project Manager after 30 years of service in 2001. He drove a school bus for the Newton County School System until being elected to the School Board in November of 2008.
Mr. Johnson and his wife, Willynne, reside in Newton County. They have two children and two grandchildren, Kiersten and Gavin.Their children, son, Eddie Jr. and daughter, Tiffani are educators. Mr. Johnson is committed to working tirelessly to improve education for all of the students in Newton County.