Jennifer Johnson hired as new assistant principal at View Ridge Middle School


The Ridgefield School District recently announced that Jennifer Johnson was hired to serve as an assistant principal at View Ridge Middle School.

Johnson will replace Stephanie Goad, who will be the full-time assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, stated a news release from the district. 

“I am beyond excited to welcome Mrs. Johnson to the Ridgefield community,” View Ridge Middle School Principal Ian Mansfield stated in the release. “Her record as a highly experienced, successful educator speaks for itself, and her areas of expertise and leadership are a great complement to and support for the work we are doing as a learning community. She will be a tremendous asset to the Heron family.” 

Johnson is currently the interim assistant principal and athletic director at Columbia River High School in the Vancouver Public Schools district. She is the school’s equity team lead and AVID site coordinator.
Johnson started teaching in the Vancouver Public Schools district in 2006. She worked at Columbia River and Skyview high schools and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. 

As the boys' soccer coach at Skyview, Johnson led her team to the 4A state championship in 2012 and was named the Washington State Coach of the Year for the season, according to the release. 

In addition to her experience as an educator and administrator, Johnson also launched her own pre-kindergarten preparatory school, The Humble Bee, where she served as the program’s owner, director and lead teacher. 

“It is truly an honor to be joining the team at View Ridge Middle School,” Johnson stated in the release. “I am committed to serving the Ridgefield community and providing a loving, inclusive and rigorous academic experience for every single student through the support and empowerment of every educator. I am especially eager to jump in and begin connecting with students, staff, and families as we work collectively to continue writing the story that is the Ridgefield School District.”

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in English and language arts with a teaching certificate from Washington State University and a master’s degree in educational administration with a principal certification from Eastern Washington University. 

In 2013, she was named to the Final Four of OnPoint’s Educators of the Year list.