Hyde County educator appointed to college dean

Published 2:10 pm Monday, September 19, 2016

Dr. Henry Vanderbilt Johnson Jr. was recently promoted to the position of interim dean of the Division of Humanities, Business and Professional Studies at Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to the promotion, Johnson served as an associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. As an educator in Hyde County Public Schools, he served as a middle-grades classroom teacher and instructional supervisor.

“I embrace the opportunity to be a voice for young learners and to share my talents and skills with the Bennett College family. My roots run deeply in teacher education, and I will never forget the numerous lessons learned while employed in the public schools of Hyde County. Thanks to the Hyde County Board of Education and the vision of the late Mr. Scott Coble, superintendent of Hyde County Public Schools, I was accorded opportunities to advance my education and gain on-the-job training to enhance my leadership skills,” Johnson said.

While employed with the Hyde County Public Schools district, Johnson completed an educational specialist degree in instructional supervision at East Carolina University, a certificate of advanced graduate study at Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition, he completed undergraduate studies at Elizabeth City State University and two master’s of science degrees at North Carolina A&T State University.