Phone: 919-933-1556 Extension 75300


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education, BA - North Carolina Central University School Administration, MSA - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Mrs. Kara Johnson

The 2021-2022 school year will mark my eighth year in education. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University and began my career as an elementary school teacher in Durham Public Schools. A few years later, I earned a Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. Prior to being an Assistant Principal at McDougle Middle, I served as the Testing Coordinator/MTSS Coach at Riverside High School in Durham, NC. 


My husband, Demitrius, and I are the dog parents to our rescue, Lola. We both enjoy traveling and the game of basketball, especially watching the Tar Heels! I am also a proud bookworm. 


I believe in a student-centered culture with collaboration and leadership, and I am excited to be a part of a team with a similar education philosophy. I look forward to connecting with all of our staff, students and families throughout the upcoming year to ensure success for all of our students!