Above – Mrs. Christy Brock-Johnson
The Chambers County School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Christy Brock-Johnson as the system’s new Principal named to lead at J.P. Powell Middle School. The board voted to approve former J.P. Powell Principal, Mr. Daron Brooks on Monday night to fill the Child Nutrition Program Director’s position at the Central Office. Mr. Brooks promotion left the principal’s vacancy at J.P. Powell Middle School for the 2021-22 school year. The hiring of Mrs. Christy Brock-Johnson fills the need for a successor for Daron Brooks as Powell’s next principal.
Mrs. Brock-Johnson will begin her role as a new administrator for J.P. Powell Middle School where Daron Brooks has served as principal at J.P. Powell since 2012. She has 23 years of teaching experience in the Chambers County School District. From 1998 to 2017, she spent nineteen years teaching second graders at Bob Harding Shawmut Elementary School. Since 2017, over the course of the last four years, she has worked with students from Lafayette, Lanett, and Valley High School from grades 10th-12 leading the Teacher Education Program at Inspire Academy. Additionally, two of those years were also spent teaching eighth-graders from W.F. Burns, J.P. Powell, and Five Points students a Career Preparation course.
Mrs. Brock-Johnson is a 1992 graduate of Lanett High School. She is a 1998 graduate of Alabama A&M University, with a dual Bachelors’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She went on to become a 2004 graduate of Troy University with a Masters’s in Elementary Education. Later, in 2016, she graduated from the University of West Alabama with an Education Specialist degree in Elementary Education. Lastly, in 2018, she received her Administration and Leadership Certification from Troy University and became a certified Family Consumer Science Educator.
During the 2019-20 school year, she recognized as the system’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for the entire district. Earlier in her career, she was also honored during the 2013-14 school year as the system’s Elementary Teacher of the Year for the entire district. Mrs. Brock-Johnson is the only teacher that has been recognized as a Chambers County Board of Education Teacher of the Year on both the Elementary and Secondary levels.
Mrs. Christy Brock-Johnson is a dynamic educator known as the “Energizer Bunny” that keeps ongoing. Chambers County Superintendent, Casey Chambley was pleased to recommend the promotion of Mrs. Brock-Johnson to a larger leadership opportunity as the new principal at J.P. Powell Middle School. Superintendent Chambley noted that Mrs. Brock-Johnson has an unending supply of enthusiasm and is known for always putting forth one hundred percent in everything she attempts.
Mrs. Brock-Johnson credits the secrets to her success include putting God first (1Chronicles 4:10), involving parents, being consistent and fair, raising the achievement bar, and making students believe they can do anything they put their minds to. She noted, under her leadership, one student as a senior was the first-ever in Chambers County to pass the PRAXIS Exam expected for Juniors in college to pass before entering the field of Education. Mrs. Brock-Johnson said her greatest moment as a leader is having former students come back and share how her class made a great impact on their lives.
Mrs. Brock-Johnson is very engaged in our community and is a committed member of Goodsell United Methodist Church. There, she serves as the Superintendent of Education, worship leader, Sunday school teacher, youth mentor, and tutor. She is also involved in many active leadership roles as a member of the National Education Association (NEA), Alabama Education Association (AEA), serve as President of Chambers County Education Association (CCEA), Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Professional Educators (DKG), Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), Advisor of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Advisor of Future Teacher of Alabama (FTA). She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of Lambda Zeta Omega Chapter in Lanett, Alabama.
Mrs. Brock-Johnson is excited about leading the next generation of leaders at John P. Powell Middle School in Lafayette, Alabama. She resides in Valley, Alabama. She is the daughter of the late Horace Collins and Sheridan “Shan” Johnson. She is the wife of Lemar Johnson, Sr. and they have two sons (Jurmonde’ Crim and Lemar Johnson, Jr.), one daughter (Teresa Hicks), and five grandchildren.
The Chambers County School District is fortunate to have a motivated educator such as Mrs. Christy Brock-Johnson ready and willing to take on the challenge as our next principal at J.P. Powell Middle School.