Along with being a mother, I am also a wife and a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked now as the Director of Behavioral Health for Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services in Gibson City, Illinois since 2011. Prior to that, I worked for several years with children, adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and behavioral healthcare. My previous and current board experience includes serving as the East Central District Chair for the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter Board of Directors.
I am running for school board because I care about the wellbeing of our children from all aspects of development. I hope to play an active role in the district and help to strengthen our community engagement as well as our perspectives and understanding of social and emotional learning in the schools. I understand that families, school leadership, faculty and community members must work together to make a difference for the future of our children and for the future of our communities.
Please consider me for election to the Blue Ridge District 18 School Board. The election will take place this coming spring, 2017.
Kenna Dunlap Johnson, MBA, MSW, LCSW