Longtime Area Educator Stepping Down as Superintendent

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A long time area educator has decided to retire.

Steve Johnson has been the superintendent of Huntsville ISD since early 2011. He was originally named the interim in late 2010, but was asked by the school district to remain on in the role.

Tuesday night, Johnson announced he would be stepping down after three-and-a-half years. Despite signing a one-year contract extension in February, Johnson says he feels the time is right to retire. His last day is scheduled for August 15, and he'll remain in the region spending time with family. Johnson says he may also do some consulting work.

Johnson was superintendent for College Station ISD from 2000 to 2004. After that, he taught courses at Texas A&M and Sam Houston State before working for the Texas Education Agency as a conservator. He later found his way to Huntsville working for Region VI before taking on the superintendent role.

In all, Johnson will have spent more than 42 years in education.