Program Profiles
Maria Goodloe-Johnson

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Assistant Superintendent
Previous Organization
Corpus Christi Independent School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2003


To be a successful superintendent, you must not fear challenge or change — you must have the courage and strength to advocate for equity and excellence for all children. You also must be intolerant of excuses for why "those children" can't learn.

Maria Goodloe-Johnson, now deceased, was the first woman and the first African American to serve as superintendent of the Charleston County School District. She set out to close the district’s significant gaps in achievement by raising learning expectations and revamping curriculum, ensuring equitable learning opportunities in all district schools and increasing access to early-childhood education. Maria later served as superintendent in Seattle.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Assistant Superintendent
Previous Organization
Corpus Christi Independent School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District