Doneen Johnson

Doneen is an instructional coach for BetterLesson who strives to assist and support others to improve the quality of teaching and learning within the community through indispensable learning opportunities that withstand the tests of time. Doneen believes that learning does not occur only at school and it should not end in the classroom. Doneen has gained experience as a school administrator, teacher, literacy coach, substitute, remediation teacher, tutor, mentor, and principal intern with administrative training through the prestigious North Carolina Principal Fellows program. Doneen holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Francis Marion University, a master's of education degree in instructional technology from Lesley University, and a master's of school administration degree from Fayetteville State University.



Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, 2024 (anticipated), Gardner-Webb University

Master of School Administration, 2015, Fayetteville State University

Master of Education in Instructional Technology, 2011, Lesley University

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 2008, Minor in Psychology, Cum Laude, Francis Marion University


Previous Educational Positions

Assistant Principal, Grades 9-12, Ashbrook High School

Assistant Principal, Grades K-5, Woodhill Elementary School

Literacy Coach/ Testing Coordinator, Grades 6-8, Ireland Drive Middle School

Assistant Principal, Grades PK-5, Rockfish Hoke Elementary School

Principal Intern, Grades K-5, Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School

Grade 5 Teacher, Grade 3-5 Remediation Teacher, Cumberland Road Elementary School

Grade 5 English Language Arts Teacher, Brunson-Dargan Elementary School


Coaching Certifications

1:1 Coaching
BL Connect
Content Development
In-Person Facilitation
Virtual Facilitation


Areas of Expertise

Pre-K: All Subjects

K-2: All Subjects, Math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies

6-8: All Subjects


Additional Areas

School Administrator: Principal

Elementary Education (K-6)

Instructional Technology Specialist - Computers