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Stockton Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 7

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Dee Johnson

Retired Principal
2,346 votes (34.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Deliver and contribute to a stronger and more collaborative team to communicate effectively with all constituents within Stockton Unfied School District and community members to develop strength in unity and purpose toward student achievement.
  • Ensure District Fiscal responsibility and accountability with a laser focus on student achievement by providing schools with funds targeted toward curriculum and instructional best practices.
  • Target Equity in education and opportunity across all cultures, ethnicities, belief systems, socio-economic status, and gender in a safe environment where all students, staff, family, and community work as partners for student success.



Profession:Retired Principal
Principal, Stockton Unified School District (2003–2016)
Assistant Principal, Stockton Unified School District (1997–2003)
Teacher, Stockton Unified School District (1989–1997)
Instructional Assistant, Stockton Unified School District (1985–1989)


Center for Montessori Education, New Rochelle, New York Administrative Credential, Montessori (AMS - American Montessori Society), Montessori educational administration (2004)
CSU Stanislaus Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Administration (1992)
CSU, Stanislaus Administrative Credential, Education Administration (1992)
CSU, Stanislaus Teaching Credential, Multiple Subjects (1988)
CSU Stanislaus Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Liberal Studies (1985)


My career in education began over 30 years ago as an instructional assistant in various grade levels while working on my teaching credential.  I taught various grade levels including special education.  I was an assistant principal for 4 1/2 years and principal for 14 years.  My primary focus is on raising student achievement and enabling every student in our public school system to have every opportunity to succeed at his or her highest potential.  As a previous member of three different unions (CSEA, STA, USA), I fully support and understand the needs of all staff members and their roles in supporting student achievement.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in psychology, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with emphasis on effective communication, a teaching credential, administrator credential, and the full American Montessori Society (AMS) Administrator credential from the College of New Rochelle, New York.  I have had expert training and experience in school budgets and finance as well as district and state budgets from Total School Solutions/ACSA and have had successful on the job experience.  It is still my passion to make a difference for the students and staff of Stockton Unified School District.   

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Ruben Garza - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Dr. Jack McLaughlin - Retired Stockton Unified School District Superintendent
  • Cecilia Mendez - Area 1 Board Trustee at Stockton Unified School District

Elected Officials (2)

  • Linda Chin Luna - Current Superintendent at West Sacramento Unified
  • Dr. Bob Price - Retired Superintendent at Empire Union School District

Individuals (43)

  • John Hollingsworth - President of DataWORKS Educational Research
  • Janie Reddish - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Cindy Williams Adams - Retired Special Education Program Specialist at Stockton Unified School District
  • Jennifer Tanon Johnson - CEO of Gymstars, Inc.
  • Bill Patrick Johnson - North Gate Commercial
  • Sam Matsuoka - Former Manager of Maintenance Department in Facilities at Stockton Unified School District
  • Dee Smith - Former Assistant Principal at Stockton Unified School District
  • Mari Coleman-Hinkle - Parent and Community Volunteer
  • Susie Livesley - Stockton Unified School District Parent and Volunteer
  • Sharon Donahue - Steve Werner Realty
  • Mary Alice Hartley - School Nurse
  • Laurie Coates - Retired Administrator of Stockton Unified School District
  • Debbie Ryan - Retired Supervisor
  • Esther Medina-Amaral - Retired Transportation of Stockton Unified School District
  • Kathleen Gapusan
  • Steve Komure
  • Khubaka Michael Harris
  • Velda Upperman - Yard Supervisor at Stockton Unified School District
  • Christie Malone Abbott - Retired Speech Therapist of Stockton Unified School District
  • Dr. Narcisa Tuliao - Retired from Stockton Unified School District
  • Casey Tanon - Owner of Gymstars
  • Kathy Warlick
  • Denise Kitchens Kost
  • Sandie Allen Smith - Retired Teacher of Stockton Unified School District
  • Elizabeth Johnson - Retired Teacher of Lodi Unified School District
  • Lisa Uychutin - Teacher
  • Judi Auwinger - Retired Teacher
  • Mary Bock - Retired Teacher
  • Monika Hernandez - Teacher
  • Margaret Strader - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Sandra Mulvihill - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Lonna McDaniel - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Susan Grueble Evans - Former Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Nancy Mettler - Retired Principal of Stockton Unified School District
  • Maria Bott - Former student of Dee Johnson
  • Steve Donahue - Former Principal of Tracy Unified School District
  • Bob Tanon - Owner of Gymstars
  • Dolores Patterson - Retired Area District Manager of Bay Area GNC Stores
  • William Johnson - Retired Sales Representative of Green Rubber, Inc.
  • Ben Mackie - Owner of Ben Mackie Fitness
  • Trevor Gatz - Former student of Dee Johnson
  • Rich Smith - Retired Deputy Superintendent of Sanger Unified School District
  • Peter Gallegos - Teacher of the Year

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