Southwest Christian School appointed Brian E. M. Johnson as head of school, effective July 1. The appointment follows a nationwide search that was launched last October.
“Mr. Johnson’s breadth of experience, education, leadership, and his heart for youth and the mission of SCS, made him the right choice to lead the school into our bright future,” said Michael Cawood, chairman of the search committee.
Johnson, who served as a United States Army attack helicopter platoon leader, brings more than 25 years of educational experience to SCS. He served at several independent schools head of school, administrator, teacher and coach.
Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s of education degree from Harvard University. He is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Johnson and his wife, Cindy, have been married 25 years and have three children. His two youngest will attend SCS, while the oldest will begin his freshman year this fall at the Air Force Academy.
“We are excited to have Mr. Johnson in this integral role and believe that he will be dedicated to supporting the school’s rich heritage and mission of equipping our graduates to be Christian leaders in the world,” said Sheri Jones, SCS board chairman.
Founded in 1969, Southwest Christian School is an independent, interdenominational Christian college preparatory institution for students K-12. The elementary campus accommodates students in early childhood through grade six, while students in grades 7-12 attend the preparatory campus.