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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former Memphis City Schools Superintendent Dr.  Carol Johnson is returning to Memphis.

Johnson will work with Shelby County Schools in an advisory capacity for two to three months.

According to SCS, Johnson is being paid using private funds.

In a news release, the district said Johnson will help find the district’s chief academic officer to oversee a reorganized academic department.

Johnson was superintendent of MCS from 2003 to 2007 when she took a job as superintendent of Boston schools, a position from which she retired in 2013.

During her time in Boston, Johnson was praised for rising test scores but also faced criticism for some hires.

SCS also announced it will re-purpose the regional superintendent positions to oversee three areas of academics: support, programming and operations.


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