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Montana Western alum receives service award

October 28, 2014

award pic1 4Glen Johnson, the superintendent of the Dillon elementary school district, received the MTSBA School and Community Award at this year’s Montana Educational Leadership Conference. Johnson was selected based on nominations from school officials and community members. 

“Glen Johnson really stood out as we reviewed the impressive comments submitted in support of his nomination,” said MTSBA president Sabrina Steketee in a press release. “The Dillon elementary school district should be very proud of having someone as dedicated as Glen Johnson to advocate not only for their students, but for the entire community.”

Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from Montana Western in 1978 and then went on to earn both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Montana in Missoula. He has been the superintendent in Dillon for seven years.

In 2012, he was largely responsible for the first significant school construction project in over 40 years. The $9.5 million project combined the elementary school and the middle school and provided some significant renovations. The remodel added 26,000 square feet and eight classrooms to the school in addition to upgrades to existing classrooms.

Members of the community and school district also said in their nominations that Johnson has a daily habit of greeting each student as they enter the school in the morning and cited the superintendent’s high visibility in the district and his sense of humor as other positive traits of Johnson’s.