My name is Matthew Johnson and I’m proud to be the assistant principal at Garden Place Academy. I moved to Colorado from Chicago to attend the University of Denver. This is where I received my master’s degree in education with endorsements in linguistically diverse instruction, and special education. For the past 8 years I’ve worked in Denver Public Schools, and I’ve dedicated my career to providing high-quality instruction to students in an urban setting. I believe all students can achieve at high levels when the correct supports are in place, and expectations for achievement are held high. I’m excited to do my part in supporting the Garden Place vision of growing leaders and lifelong learners.