Barbara L. Johnson received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She taught elementary students for 3 years in Greenville and later continued to teach in Miami, FL to complete a 10 year tenure as a classroom teacher. She obtained a specialist and doctorate degrees from Nova Southeastern University. She served as an Assistant Principal for 8.5 years and has been a Principal for 11 years in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Currently she is the Principal of Charles D. Wyche Elementary where she has been the Principal for the past 6 years. During her leadership student achievement increased and the state assigned grade moved from a “D” to an “A” during the 2013-2014 school year. She has implemented the 16 Habits of Mind school-wide and believes this contributed to the school’s success.