About Superintendent Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

Mark Johnson has been the Superintendent in Fountain Valley School District since January 2015.  Prior to becoming a part of the FVSD family, he spent considerable time in the Los Alamitos Unified School District, where he served for 15 years as a middle school teacher, site administrator and most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.

Under his leadership, the Fountain Valley School District successfully passed Measure O, the first general obligation bond passed in the District’s history.  This $63 million bond will dramatically enhance the teaching environment in our classrooms with plans to improve air quality and air climate through much needed facilities upgrades.

Over the last several years, Dr. Johnson has led numerous change initiatives in education related to improving student outcomes.  Some of these changes include: long-term facilities planning, leadership development, educational technology and online learning, Common Core, Depth and Complexity, Cognitively Guided Instruction, Advanced Placement for All and College and Career Readiness.  In addition, Dr. Johnson is committed to developing new and emerging leaders as an adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education Doctoral Program at the University of Southern California.  

Dr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Master of Arts in education administration from National University and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.  

Family is a big part of Dr. Johnson’s life, and he resides locally with his wife Susan, an elementary school teacher, and three young daughters.