AOS DOSS, Stacy Lambert-Johnson, Earns Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Dr. Stacy Lambert-Johnson

The Academy of Scholars (AOS) proudly announces that Director of Student Success (DOSS) and Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Stacy Lambert-Johnson., has been awarded her doctoral degree. On behalf of the scholars, faculty, staff, and parents of our school, we would like to congratulate Dr. Lambert-Johnson for earning her Doctor in Education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Lambert-Johnson, a passionate educator who believes that God directs her path and continues to show her the way, began her tenure at AOS in 2016. Under Dr. Lambert-Johnson’s direction as CLO, AOS has seen its enrollment rise from 237 to over 420 scholars. Additionally, Dr. Lambert-Johnson has continued to lead the expansion of the school and increase of the school’s academic offerings, adding classes in computer science, coding, and library and media studies. In 2019, the school again earned accreditation with quality from Georgia Accrediting Commission.

Dr. Lambert-Johnson began her career in education in Tallahassee FL in 1996 at Tallahassee’s first charter school after serving in the US Army. She was honored as “Teacher of the Year” her first-year teaching. Dr. Lambert-Johnson was then led to Cleveland, OH where she worked as a 6th, 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and Language Arts teacher. During her second year in Cleveland, she was honored as the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year”.

She was recruited into an administrative position after her third year of teaching in Cleveland and began her assistant principalship at a preK-8th grade Montessori school, followed by a preK-8th grade Major Works (college prep) school. After only two years as an assistant principal, Dr. Lambert-Johnson was offered a principal position. The school that Ms. Lambert-Johnson was assigned to was in “academic emergency” and designated a “failing” school. After just four years at the school, Dr. Lambert-Johnson and her staff were able to move the school out of “academic emergency” to “continuous improvement”. Dr. Lambert-Johnson was then assigned to another preK-8th grade school in Cleveland and remained there for 7 years, each year leading the school to increased performance, ensuring that students attained more than a year’s worth of growth in Reading and Math.

Dr. Lambert-Johnson took her talents from the inner city to the suburbs of Cleveland, to Parma, OH in 2014, becoming the first African American elementary principal in Parma. While in Parma, Dr. Lambert-Johnson was instrumental in leading her staff through the change process of writing a building wide continuous improvement plan, growth plan and comprehensive Positive Behavior Intervention Support Plan. She worked with her staff to revise the school’s vision and mission, aligning it to a more student-centered approach, where students having a voice and assuming leadership roles was the common goal. Dr. Lambert-Johnson worked with community members and parents to ensure continuity of the school’s vision and mission beyond the school walls. In 2016, AOS recruited her to lead the school.

In addition to her tireless efforts as an educator Dr. Lambert-Johnson is a Sunday School teacher, an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a mentor. She is also a mother and a grandmother.

In addition to earning her Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern, Dr. Lambert-Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in social science, Master of Science in social science education, and an Education Specialist in elementary education from Florida State University. She received a second Master of Education in educational administration from Cleveland State University and holds a Superintendent’s license.

We are proud to honor her achievement!