After a four-year break, former Johnston Middle School associate principal Nate Zittergruen will be returning to the school district, this time in the role of associate principal for Johnston High School.
It has a fancy name — glossophobia — and at least a quarter of the population has it: fear of public speaking. To help Horizon first graders get used to speaking, reading and performing in a public forum right from the beginning, teacher Becky Heikes brought the stage to the classroom.
Johnston School District employed eight full-time principals in 2017-2018 who earned an average of $115,710 per year, ranking 26th out of 330 districts in the state, according to a Johnston Times analysis of data from the Iowa Department of Education.
Johnston School District's standardized ACT test scores for the Class of 2018 increased compared to scores from the Class of 2017, according to a report recently released by the Iowa Department of Education.
Johnston High School business teacher Michael Barta is the head coach for the Dragons baseball team and was recently awarded the Patriot Award from the Iowa Employer Support of the Goard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.