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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Alex Johnson named new Activities Director for Clinton High School

The Clinton School District is proud to announce it has selected Alex Johnson as Activities Director for Clinton High School starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Johnson was selected as the top candidate after two rounds of interviews, including a panel of Clinton School District staff members.

Mr. Johnson has spent the last three years in the Socorro Consolidated School District in Socorro, NM where he has served as Activities Director, Dean of Students and in multiple coaching roles. Prior to his time in Socorro, Johnson was a Social Studies teacher and Physical Education teacher in Central New Mexico and thereafter in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area.

Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, and a Master of Science in Sport Administration and Management from Eastern New Mexico University.

Johnson graduated from Lafayette High School in the Saint Louis Metro Area where he participated in Lancer Soccer and served as Fellowship of Christian Athletes President. During his time in education, Mr. Johnson has coached football, track, cross country, and basketball, taught Strength and Conditioning and has overseen many fine arts and other extracurricular activities. As Special Teams Coordinator for the Socorro Warrior Football Program, Johnson played a key part in his team’s District Championship and State Runner-Up finish in the New Mexico Activities Association AAA Classification. As Head Boys Varsity Track Coach, Johnson has also led his Warriors to Back-to-Back District Championships while qualifying 20+ athletes for state competition.

During his time as Activities Director, the Warrior Athletic Program has experienced levels of success not previously seen in Socorro Athletics. Under Johnson’s tutelage in Socorro, the program has secured State Titles in the sports of wrestling, golf, and track, a Bowl Championship in football, State-Runner-Up finishes in the sports of football, soccer, and volleyball, and District Championships in football, soccer, volleyball, golf, baseball, and track.

Throughout the interview process it was evident that his strength is in building positive relationships with all stakeholders. Mr. Johnson also has a passion for character development for students and professional development for coaches and sponsors to improve the culture of schools. Johnson wants to build upon these things to help make Clinton activities competitive in the MRVC West Conference.

Dr. Jarrod Steffens, Clinton High School Principal said, “We are excited to have Alex Johnson on board our leadership team for Clinton High School and the Clinton School District. It was evident throughout the interview process that he was a top candidate for a position that requires many hours of dedication and a high level of commitment.”

Mr. Johnson said, “I am incredibly excited for the opportunity that the Clinton School District has given me. When my wife and I visited, we felt a very warm welcome by the community and we want to thank Dr. Steffens and Superintendent Brown for welcoming the Johnson family with open arms. I personally look forward to meeting everyone as soon as possible and I am excited to get to work and start building relationships with the students, teachers, staff, and community members. Go Cardinals!”

Alex and his wife Kelsey are college sweethearts who met during their time at Missouri State University. They are both looking forward to getting closer to family with this move. Kelsey is from Licking, Missouri and, along with their three young children, will be joining Alex in moving to Clinton this summer. The Clinton School District is excited to have this family join our community. Please welcome Mr. Alex Johnson!