Mr. Johnston is excited to be a part of the Lunsford Middle School community. He grew up in Hopewell, VA and currently lives in Orlean, VA. After teaching high school history at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Mr. Johnston began his administrative career as an administrative intern at Freedom Middle School in Spotsylvania. He first served as an Assistant Principal at King George Middle School for two years before moving to Warrenton Middle School where he had served as the Assistant Principal until 2016 when he joined the fabulous JML family. Mr. Johnston earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Virginia Tech, an Educational Specialist degree from Old Dominion. In 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech with his dissertation research focusing on school budget approval at the local government level. He enjoys working with students and their families to help every student find success during their middle school experience. Mr. Johnston is married with 5 children, loves all things Virgina Tech, and when he is not working is probably watching TV from a couch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.