Meet the Board: Sue Johnson, Board Member
Sue Johnson was elected to the Board of Education in November 2020 for a four-year term December 2020-2024. The Board elected Mrs. Johnson its President for a December - December term 2022-2023.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from Towson State University in 1986 where she earned an athletic scholarship. She was a 4-year member of the Division I Lady Tiger basketball team and team captain her senior year. In 1989, she graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Master of Science in Telecommunications. She has taken doctoral level classes at the University of Salford, in England, and at the University of Maryland, University College in information systems and technology management. A lifelong learner, Mrs. Johnson earned an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Frederick Community College in 2017.
Mrs. Johnson has worked as a systems engineer and consultant for companies including Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Lotus Development European Corporation, and IBM. Since 1997, she has been teaching at the college level and has been a full-time professor of Computer and Information Science at Frederick Community College since 1999.
When not teaching, Mrs. Johnson is an active volunteer firefighter/EMT with Frederick County, a Board Member/Safety Officer and coach for her local Little League, and is active with numerous civic groups including the Jefferson Ruritan Club.
In October, 2021, Mrs. Johnson was the recipient of the Silver Medal of Bravery from the Frederick County Department of Fire & Rescue Service for her actions in rescuing three victims from the Potomac River during flooding conditions.
She owns and operates a crop and livestock farm with her husband, Ed, and they are proud parents of a young son who attends Valley Elementary School.