Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers-Small Announces Leadership Appointments
Camaron Johnson Named Acting Executive Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
(August 11, 2021) The Rochester City School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Camaron Johnson as Acting Executive Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics. She officially begins her duties as Acting Executive Director on August 16, 2021.
Ms. Johnson takes on this new role after serving as the founding Principal of Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10 since 2009. She also served as an Acting Principal at Chester Dewey School No. 14. and briefly at Wilson Foundation Academy where she was also an Assistant Principal of Operations. She served as an Assistant Principal at Dr. Freddie Thomas High School and was an Athletic Director at Wilson Magnet High School. She started her career in RCSD as a physical education teacher at Andrew J. Townson School No. 39. Returning to her roots in health, physical education, and athletics. Ms. Johnson will bring her passion for student wellness serving in her new role. She understands well the RCSD community and will ensure a sound health, physical education, and athletics program. Ms. Johnson earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in physical education and exercise science from Michigan State University and a master's degree in educational administration from St. John Fisher College. She is currently enrolled in Niagara University's educational leadership program to complete additional study toward her leadership certification. Ms. Johnson is a proud Wilson Magnet High School graduate and attended John Walton Spencer School No. 16 and the newly named, Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence. As a scholar athlete in her own right, she competed in track and field, and was a City Champion in gymnastics all four years, and was Sectional Champion in floor and vault during her junior and senior years of high school.
Eva J. Thomas Named Principal of Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10
The Rochester City School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Eva J. Thomas as Principal of Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10. She officially begins her duties as Principal on August 16, 2021.
Mrs. Thomas takes on this new role after serving Rochester and the RCSD for over 20 years. Currently the District's Director of Early Childhood Education, Mrs. Thomas has held other leadership roles in the District, including Principal of Early Childhood School No. 57, Senior Director for Youth Development and Family Services, Principal of Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19, and Assistant Principal of Roberto Clemente School No. 8. In the classroom, she was a special education teacher at Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 and an elementary teacher at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School. Throughout her many experiences, she has worked collaboratively and effectively with students, families, and staff to ensure teaching, learning, and family engagement. She embodies and works to build community by the African Proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Mrs. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Delaware State College, a master's degree in special education from Nazareth College, and a master's degree in educational leadership from St. John Fisher College. She is also nearing completion of her educational doctoral degree in educational leadership at St. John Fisher College.
Timothy Johnsen Named Acting Executive Director of Instructional Technology
The Rochester City School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Johnsen as the Acting Executive Director of Instructional Technology. He officially begins his duties as Acting Executive Director on August 11, 2021.
Mr. Johnsen currently serves as the District’s Director of Learning Management Systems and has worked his way up the RCSD career ladder to this new role. He was previously the Associate Director of Instructional Technology, an Instructional Technology Teacher on Assignment, a Technology Specialist at Integrated Arts and Technology High School, a Commencement Summer School Registrar, and a School Registrar. Prior to those roles, he was a science teacher at East High School serving grades 7-12. Prior to becoming an educator, he worked as an Information Technology Associate at Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Johnsen earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the SUNY College at Geneseo, a master’s degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. John Fisher College.