Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education

Bryan L. Johnson

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Bryan L. Johnson

Bryan L. Johnson is associate director of admissions at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is one of eight nonpartisan candidates for four open seats on the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Trustees. Seats on the AAPS board are for four-year terms.

Johnson is running on a slate with Lucas Cole and Rebecca Lazarus

The group's campaign website lists a range of policy changes they would hope to make, if elected. Among those are a comprehensive review of student testing with the goal of establishing balanced testing practices; creating a fair and effective teacher evaluation system; and focusing on equitable outcomes for all students regardless of race/ethnicity, ability, LGBTQ+ status, and family income. Johnson lists additional goals on his own page on that site.

From 2011-2014, Johnson served on the AAPS Black Parents' Student Support Group, leading it as president. From 2011 to 2015, he served as a Kappa League advisor and board vice president for the AAYI Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Since 2013 Johnson has served on the board of trustees for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of business schools and organizations working to enhance diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership.

Prior to his work at UM's Ross Business School, Johnson held corporate sales jobs with FedEx, IBM and Motorola.

In the 1990s Johnson and his brother Paul Johnson formed the rap group “5A2,” later renamed “Lakwater.” In 2006 they launched ProVarMedia, an artist management and promotions company to help local artists produce and promote their music. Together they authored “IXI: Rise of the King,” a novel about the music industry.

Johnson received an undergraduate degree in business management from Hampton University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Johnson is a Pittsfield Township resident.

Michael Lippert is serving as Johnson's campaign treasurer.

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Bryan L. Johnson: In The News

A Pivotal Election: A referendum on growth and a school board challenge will shape the city's futureAnn Arbor Observer, November 2018

Ann Arbor school board candidates talk achievement gap, teacher evaluations – MLive, Oct. 15, 2018

Meet Your CandidateWe Love Ann Arbor, Oct. 11, 2018

AAPS Board Candidate Comments (video)Community Television Network, Oct. 4, 2018

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum (video)Community Television Network, Sept. 24, 2018

Ann Arbor schools' Arab-American Parent Support Group to make its public debut Sunday, Nov. 10, 2012

Black Parent Student Support Group will teach kids how to 'beat the system' during forum, April 27, 2012

BPSSG supports African-American families in Ann Arbor schoolsAAPS News, Jan. 17, 2011

"About the Authors" – IXI: Rise of the King