Lane College hires new Director of Teacher Education

JACKSON, Tenn. — Lane College has announced the hiring of a new leader for the school’s Department of Teacher Education.

Dr. Latoya Johnson resize

Dr. Latoya Johnson

President Logan Hampton on Monday announced that Dr. Latoya Johnson has been hired as the Director of Teacher Education. She will begin her duties at Lane on June 1.

Johnson will serve as the academic and administrative leader for the college’s Department of Teacher Education and will be primarily responsible for restoring the Teacher Education Program as well as providing leadership, management and coordination of all departmental academic activities, according to a release from the school.

“The college is most fortunate to have Dr. Johnson on board,” Hampton says in the release. “Her unique talents and abilities will transform our education department into a leading program and allow us to once again produce a significant cadre of teachers across an array of disciplines.”

Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, her master’s degree in elementary education from Belhaven University and her doctorate in educational theory and practice from the University of Georgia, according to the release.

She previously has served as an assistant professor of social foundations in education at the University of North Georgia and at the University of Georgia as a Professional Development School laboratory supervisor and instructor within the early childhood education program.

Johnson also has conducted international research in Ghana and served as a research associate on multiple educational research projects, served as a peer reviewer for top education journals, and delivered presentations and conducted workshops at major educational conferences across the nation and internationally, according to the release.

She also has published book chapters in professional peer-reviewed journals such as “Race, Gender & Class.”

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