BOARD MEMBER - CHAIR, MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Diane Johnson serves administratively as the Assistant Principal at a comprehensive high school in Fairfield, California. After sixteen years as an IT professional in business and corporate environments, Ms. Johnson found her calling to serve in the classroom. For over fifteen years, while teaching high school mathematics, engineering design concepts, and computer technology, she initiated STEM programs and served as the Academy Director of Engineering and Computer Science, In addition, since 2014 Ms. Johnson provides Computer Information Systems instruction as an Adjunct Professor within the Peralta Community College District.
Everywhere she serves she takes the lead in education enhancement
program development, gaining grants, and instituting volunteer programs.
In 2022, Ms. Johnson was accepted into the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Program
and traveled to South Africa. While there Ms. Johnson participated in the cultural
exchange program and wrote the curriculum for the following project: Transforming Inequality: Examining Racial, Economic, and Social Justice Movements, Public Health, and Culture in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
As a dedicated instructional design and curriculum advocate/leader. Ms. Johnson’s philosophy on education is: “It is not our job to determine who does or does not go to college. It is our job as educators to prepare each one so that they have the power to choose their own path." Diane Johnson is a proud mother of accomplished sons, Blake and Harold Terrell who are both HBCU graduates, respectively, from Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University and are working in management in their chosen professions.