Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson for Ed Week

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson poses for a portrait in the hydroponics greenhouse at Hixson High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. The greenhouse is part of the Future Ready Institutes program at the high school.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson is one of Education Week Magazine’s 2020 leaders to learn from. Johnson was recognized in part for his creation of Future Ready Institutes to prepare his school system’s students for the careers of the future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These schools-within-a-school include education in fields such as healthcare, hydroponics, and aviation. These specialized programs were made possible through partnerships with Chattanooga area businesses like CHI Memorial Hospital and Volkswagen.

Photographed for Education Week.

Superintendent Johnson speaks to a class about leadership at East Hamilton High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Superintendent Johnson talks with senior Madison Butler, 18, senior Leah Gray, 18, and senior Erik Trujillo, 17, in a nursing education classroom during a future ready partnership event at Hixson High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Superintendent Johnson asks 5th graders Gage Rosen, right, 11, and Aiden Clark, left, 11, what leadership means to them during an assembly at Wolftever Creek Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Superintendent Johnson jokes with 1st grader Jourdyn Drake, 7, outside of Brown Middle School as he arrives to have a sit-down chat with teachers in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Superintendent Johnson picks up his son, Bryan Johnson Jr., from after-school care at Westside Elementary School.

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