Mark Johnson Named Next Superintendent of Fountain Valley School District

Fountain Valley, CA, October 16, 2014: The Fountain Valley School District Board of Trustees tonight named Mark Johnson as the next Superintendent of the Fountain Valley School District effective January 1, 2015.


Mark Johnson joins the Fountain Valley School District from the Los Alamitos Unified School District, where he has served for 15 years as a middle school teacher, site administrator and most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Last year, Dr. Johnson was recognized as the Los Alamitos Unified School District 2014 Administrator of the Year, commended for promoting “a culture that supports ongoing learning, reflective practices, creativity and innovation.”


Judy Edwards, President of the Fountain Valley School Board, remarked, “We are quite excited to have Dr. Johnson joining us. He is an outstanding educational leader with proven results. Family is a big part of his life, and he resides locally here with his wife Susan, an elementary school teacher, and three young daughters. His leadership will help assure that our neighborhood schools remain among the highest in student academic achievement. He will help us innovate our educational approaches to assure student success in a rapidly changing world.”


Mark Johnson reacted to his appointment, saying “"I am honored to be the new Superintendent for the Fountain Valley School District and look forward to working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, teachers, administrators, staff, parents and community members to provide an unparalleled foundation for our students. It is an exemplary district and we will continue that spirit of excellence for many years to come. I am grateful to be a part of the Fountain Valley Family!"


Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a M.A. in Education Administration from National University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.


Dr. Johnson will succeed Dr. Marc Ecker, who is retiring as Superintendent effective December 31, 2014, concluding 18 ½ years in that role.



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About the Fountain Valley School District


The Fountain Valley School District, founded in 1898, is comprised of 10 schools serving over 6,300 students from Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach. Fountain Valley School District seeks to promote a foundation for academic excellence, mastery of basic skills, responsible citizenship, and a desire by students to achieve their highest potential through a partnership with home and community. To learn more about the Fountain Valley School District, visit our website at