Superintendent Bio

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Dr. Aaron Johnson was appointed Superintendent of the West Irondequoit Central School District on December 21, 2018 and began his duties on March 4, 2019. He is the seventh Superintendent in the history of the District.

A teacher and administrator for more than 20 years, Johnson arrived after spending three years as Superintendent of Schools at Avon Central. In 2017, Avon was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School by the National Blue Ribbon Schools program. The Livingston County school also was the top-ranked school in the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and in 2018 was ranked No. 21 out of 431 Upstate schools in cost-effectiveness as rated by Buffalo Business First.

Prior to that, Johnson served as Principal at Byron-Bergen Junior-Senior High School in Genesee County from 2010-15 following a two-year stint as an Assistant Principal for Gates Chili High School. He spent the first 10 years of his career teaching earth science and biology at Gates Chili.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in science at SUNY Brockport in 1997 and his Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education in 2015. He was the Warner School's Tyll van Geel Educational Leadership award-winner. He grew up in Sinclairville, Chautauqua County, south of Buffalo, and is a graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central Schools.

Johnson and his wife, Ainslie, have a son, Abel. Ainslie teaches at Gates Chili.

My family and I could not be more excited to be joining the West Irondequoit community,” Johnson said shortly after his appointment. “The West Irondequoit Central School District has a brilliant reputation as an innovative leader and champion for children in the Rochester region that makes it an excellent place to live, learn and lead.

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