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  • Dr. George Johnson Jr. is the Work-Based Learning Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Department (CTAE) at the Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS) in McDonough, Georgia. He has taught Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Introduction to Business, and Legal Environment of Businesses courses to 9-12 grade students. His educational career spans 15 years.

    Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in social science and Master of Science in Adult Education from Troy State University. He earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision with a focus in Student Recruitment and Retention from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Business Education Certification (State of Georgia).

     His educational philosophy is “they are reachable.” He oversees two School Based Enterprises (SBE’s) – Blended Café and Academy’s Best. The café is a collaborative venture with the Culinary Arts Department. The Academy’s Best is a school-based clothing store focused on professional attire and accessories at an affordable cost. These student-led initiatives were designed to teach entrepreneurial, managerial, financial, customer service, teamwork, and soft skills to students while serving the school and impacting school culture.

    His passion for teaching and developing students has earned him and his students numerous awards. Dr. Johnson was Teacher of the Year (2023) and Trainer of the Month (August, 2022). As the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor, his chapter earned the Best Chapter - Region 9 in the state of Georgia and FBLA Chapter with the highest achievement awards (FBLA Regional Leadership Conference, 2023). Additionally, his FBLA students won numerous district level awards.