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Citadel News Service
31 May 2007

Education dean honored by Western Carolina

Dr. Tony W. Johnson has received the Academic and Professional Achievement Award from Western Carolina University. A 1970 graduate of Western Carolina, Johnson has served as dean of The Citadel School of Education since August 2005. 
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Tony Johnson, dean of The Citadel School of Education, has been recognized by Western Carolina for his professional achievements.

Johnson is a nationally recognized authority on educational philosophy. During commencement ceremonies at Western Carolina, he was cited for his educational leadership and his commitment to “teaching for understanding of all students” from the pre-kindergarten to the graduate level. His textbook, Philosophical Documents in Education, is widely used in graduate education programs nationwide.

Johnson began his career teaching high school in Bryson City, Tenn. and junior high in Charlotte, N.C. He later earned his doctorate from the George Peabody College of Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. and then taught at Peabody and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Johnson later served as director of the Teachers Academy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as academic dean of the West Chester University College of Education in west Chester, Penn. There he was a major player in several statewide initiatives to improve both teacher education and service to at-risk students.

Since coming to The Citadel, Johnson has led the school’s efforts to prepare for an accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He has also encouraged outreach programs that serve at-risk students in Lowcountry public schools.  
 
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