Dr. Robert Johnson, Jr. is a native of Bennettsville, SC. He is educated. He is an educator. He is an entrepreneur. He is a community activist. He is a military veteran. He is a leader. And, he is a servant of God.
He received a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Education, an Education Specialist, and a Doctor of Education from South Carolina State University. He is presently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary.
Dr. Johnson has worked in the field of education approximately 18 years. He has served in the capacity of Guidance Counselor, Vice Principal, Principal, and Director of Special Education. The majority of these years have been spent in schools in Orangeburg County. He has also served as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice Teen After School Program. He is currently a Guidance Counselor at Edisto High School. He has taught classes at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
He holds numerous professional memberships. He holds several professional affiliations to include Chairman of the Board of the Orangeburg Local Organizing Committee of Orangeburg County, Co-Chair of Project Life Positeen at Claflin University, Chairman of the Orangeburg Boys & Girls Club of America, Board Member of the Orangeburg County Department of Social Services and Committee Member of the Orangeburg County Disability and Special Needs Board. He is a member of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
He is married to the former Mattie Porter. They have three children, Robert Laquan, Jaleesa Nicole and Michele Antoinette.
Dr. Johnson is a role model, a mentor, a motivator, a visionary, a man concerned about helping his co-workers, a man concerned about educating and inspiring his fellow man, a man concerned very much about the welfare of our children, and a man concerned about bettering the community. Through it all, he is a man of humility. He is indeed a mover and a shaker. He makes certain that the job is done, but not without having some fun…he has a great sense of humor. He is not short on energy. He is a great speaker and a great talker. And, I am willing to promise you, if he does what he is known to do, he will leave us informed and inspired today.
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