Tyrone Johnson Named Dean of Students

Tyrone Johnson Named Dean of Students

NEW WINDSOR, MD (May 4, 2018) – Springdale Preparatory School, an independent boarding and day school in New Windsor, Carroll County, Maryland, has named Tyrone Johnson as Dean of Students. Johnson will assume the position this summer in advance of the 2018-19 academic year.

Johnson is an experienced independent school dean who has served upper and middle independent schools. Since 2001, he has held a variety of positions at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. As dean of students, he managed upper school disciplinary programs, monitored academic enhancement programs and mentored male students as a form of discipleship. He also interviewed and trained new teachers in classroom management and provided leadership and direction for the upper school advisory system. He oversaw the honor council for the upper school and coordinated all academic support details for student athletes.

“Tyrone brings 17 years of experience as a seasoned dean of students and he approaches his role with consistency,” says Johnny Graham, Springdale Preparatory School’s founding head of school. “I have known Tyrone on a professional level for over 13 years, and he’s successfully served startup schools in the past.  I am confident he will be a welcome addition to the Springdale Preparatory School leadership team.”

In addition, Johnson served Whitefield as the head varsity boys basketball head coach, and he will become Springdale Preparatory School’s inaugural boy’s basketball coach this fall. For Whitefield, he was program director of the upper school and middle school basketball programs. He developed and implemented training programs for assistant coaches and players, managed team schedules and budgets and prepared players for post-secondary competition. Johnson also served as assistant athletic director, and coordinated all basketball department activities including eligibility compliance, administrative support, and physical education department management.

“Tyrone is a phenomenal leader of young men on the basketball court,” Graham adds. “He impresses many in the phenomenal way he teaches the game, and his many championships are noteworthy. We look forward to his leadership and service as a role model and teacher for our athletes.”
Johnson held instructional and coaching positions at several independent schools in Alabama from 1994-2001.

He holds a master of science degree in educational leadership from the University of West Florida. His undergraduate education includes a bachelor of science degree in business management from Troy State University and an associate of arts degree in juvenile delinquency from Wallace Junior College.