Dr. Bryan Johnson Kicks Off Community Listening Tour

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson will hear from community members across the County this month.

Dr. Johnson says he prides himself in serving as a listening leader. “Developing a strong partnership with our community stakeholders is vital to the success of our students. We as educators only get students for about 17 percent of their time. That means we need to work closely with their parents and other community members to truly offer the best educational experience possible for our students,” Dr.
Johnson said.

This is why Dr. Johnson is kicking off his Community Listening Tour. The first town hall-style event will take place tomorrow at The Teacher’s Place, 1161 W. 40th St. in Chattanooga, at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Johnson plans to share his vision for the future of Hamilton County Schools and hear from parents and community members about their hopes and expectations.

Here is the full list of locations and dates:

Thursday 8/3 The Teacher’s Place 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 6)

Monday 8/7 Orchard Knob Elementary School 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 4)

Thursday 8/10 Red Bank Baptist Church 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 2)

Monday 8/14 East Ridge Community Center 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 8)

Tuesday 8/15 Bayside Baptist Church 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 9)

Monday 8/21 Clear Creek Church of Christ 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 3)

Thursday 8/24 Apison Baptist Church 7 p.m. (Dist. 7)

Monday 8/28 Brainerd High School 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 5)

Tuesday 8/29 Soddy Daisy High School 6:30 p.m. (Dist. 1)



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