Mr. Willie Woodard
D. S. Johnson Elementary welcomes back Mr. Willie Woodard. Mr. Woodard will be the new Principal for 2020-2021 school year. He will be leading our Jaguar Family in “Providing Rigorous & relevant Instruction Daily for Every child”. Mr. Woodard is a graduate of Fayetteville State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After teaching for numerous years, Mr. Woodard earned his Master Degree in Earth and Environmental Science from North Carolina Central University and a Post-Graduate Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership and School Administration from Liberty University. As an educator, Mr. Woodard has experience as an Assistant Principal, Instructional Facilitator, Instructional Coach, Science Teacher, and a Program Director at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has spent several seasons coaching basketball and baseball at the high school level in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Woodard enjoys spending time with family. Fishing, hunting, traveling, and watching sports. Mr. Woodard’s educational philosophy stems from the belief that every child has the potential of living their dreams if they are willing to work, embrace the right attitude and keep believing when times get hard. He also believes that education if the foundation for all people who desire to reach their dreams. “If you want something different, then you must be willing to do something different and better. Mr. Woodard looks forward to working with Staff, Parents and Students of D.S. Johnson Elementary School.
Ms. Tiffany Mercer
My name is Tiffany C. Mercer and this is my 2nd year at D.S. Johnson Elementary School. Before coming to Johnson, I was an Assistant Principal in Washington DC for 2 years and a high school math teacher at Rocky Mount High School for 9 years. I am a proud graduate of Fayetteville State University where I received both my BS in Mathematics Education and Master of School Administration. I absolutely love working in the field of Education, whether it's teaching or being in an administration, I simply couldn't see myself doing anything else. Last year I had an amazing time with the students here at Johnson and look forward to another year of greatness. I promise to work hard to ensure that your child gets the quality education that he/she deserves. I am eager to see your child succeed not only this year, but for the rest of their lives.