Nominated by Arlington Public Schools
In July 2019, Cintia Johnson was unanimously appointed interim superintendent for the Arlington Public Schools and has since achieved a number of milestones as a leader in the Arlington community.
Stepping into this role, Johnson made history as the first Black and Latina woman superintendent of the Arlington Public Schools. In addition to working as an educator for more than 35 years, Johnson is also fluent in Spanish and worked to establish Arlington’s second dual-language immersion elementary school.
Among her many accomplishments, Johnson has worked both as a teacher and principal in the Arlington Public School system and has won numerous awards over the course of her career, including Teacher of the Year in 1992 and Principal of the Year in 1999.