Howard Johnson began his career in education by teaching high school mathematics at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas. Following several years of teaching at the high school level and additional years of study at Harvard University where he received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education and a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration, he became the first Principal of Interlake High School in the fall of 1966.
Dr. Johnson remained as Principal of Interlake High School until 1970, at which time he took employment as a Professor of Education at the University of Washington teaching courses in secondary school curriculum and school finance. In 1982, Dr. Johnson returned to the Bellevue School District and served as the Director of Finance, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent until his retirement in 1999.
This $5,000 scholarship goes to an Interlake High School Senior who demonstrates excellence in the study of Mathematics, Science and/or Career and Technical Education (CTE) and intends to enroll in a post-secondary institution next year with a focus in these same subjects.