Texans Can Academies, a public high school of choice with 13 campuses statewide, proudly welcomes Dr. Daniel Johnson as Garland Can Academy’s new principal. Dr. Johnson will oversee the newly opened campus serving grades 9 – 12 along with its teachers and staff.
Dr. Johnson joins Garland Can Academy as he embarks on his 33rd year in public education. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from the University of North Texas, a master of science degree in educational administration from Texas A&M, Commerce and a doctoral degree in public policy from the University of Texas, Dallas.
Dr. Johnson has eight years of experience as a middle school teacher and has served as a principal for all school levels. His schools have received awards such as the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Higher Achieving Award for three consecutive years; he received the 1994 Teacher of the Year award and has served as part of the Texas School Improvement Initiative with the Texas Education Agency.
Dr. Johnson is delighted to be a part of the Texans Can movement. “I’m excited to be a part of a school system that has found the key to graduation at a pivotal point in the lives of young people, and to reach a new community in Garland,” said Johnson.
Garland Can Academy will be the 8th public charter school to serve the city of Garland, which has a population of 234,566 residents. Garland has a total of 13,745 students, 54.4 percent of whom receive reduced lunch. Garland Can Academy will offer a new school choice to students in need in the Garland area.
“Daniel’s expertise in teaching and administration, communication, and, most importantly, his passion for educating children, bring an incredible momentum to the Garland Can Academy,” said Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies.