Executive Officer for Student Services for Springfield Public Schools
Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson is the Executive Officer for Student Services for Springfield Public Schools, a Cabinet-Level position where she oversees school counseling and social work services, dropout prevention and graduation improvement strategies, college access and success initiatives and implements a variety of multifaceted programs that enhances excellence, scholarship, achievement, and equity for all students. She has worked for the Springfield Public Schools for the past 23 years as a school counselor, teacher, principal, and district administrator. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Westfield State College (now University), a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut, a Certificate of Advance Study from Springfield College, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was born and raised in Springfield and is a graduate of the Springfield Public Schools. She has a passion for leadership development, scholarship, service and helping students envision their postsecondary future. Further, she is a champion for educational equity and opportunities for under-represented students in college and career pathways.