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District Superintendent Update

Raymond Central Community School District

District Superintendent Update

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Raymond Central School Board would like to announce the hiring of an Interim Superintendent for the 2021-22 school year. Lynn Johnson has officially accepted the offer to serve in this capacity. The board offered her the job after interviewing three finalists on Monday, June 14th in the district.

Board President Dr. Harriet Gould said, “We had a strong pool of candidates and we felt really good about all three finalists that were interviewed. However, it was clear that Lynn had the experience and knowledge to move our district forward next year. She is a proven leader that will keep us moving forward. We really look forward to working with her.”

Lynn has served the Harlan Community School District in Harlan, IA for the past two years. Her previous tenure was all in Nebraska where she served as the Arlington, NE District Superintendent for 10 years. Some of her notable accomplishments include oversight of an $8 million dollar addition/renovation project and a $3 million dollar HVAC project. She also successfully helped pass a bond issue. Instructionally, she implemented Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) and expanded course offerings for students.

As a Nebraska Superintendent, Lynn served in multiple leadership roles through the Nebraska State Association of Superintendents (NASA). These included serving as the Region II President and earning the Region II Distinguished Service Award. She also was active in the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals (NSASSP) organization where she was President of the Executive Board and served as a mentor to new principals.

Lynn earned her Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Wayne State College in 2007. Her Masters in Secondary Administration was earned from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Math Education was from Fort Hayes State University.

Lynn was excited to accept the position saying, “I am excited to have the opportunity to work in a District that demonstrates a growth mindset and has such a strong commitment to serving students. My husband Steve and I have three grown children and two grandchildren. In our free time, we enjoy spending time with family, golfing, and following local athletic teams.”

Mrs. Johnson will be in the district starting the week of June 21 and officially begin her duties on July 1, 2021. Grundmeyer Leader Services assisted with the Interim Superintendent recruiting and hiring process and will continue to work with the board to hire a long-term superintendent starting in October.