Johnson, who has served as secretary to the Department’s fine arts coordinator since 1985, was presented an award for “Distinguished Service Outside the Profession of Art Education.” The secretary was presented the award at the Association’s annual meeting held October 7 in Parkersburg.
“Jay is an outstanding secretary who has worked extremely hard for art educators throughout the Mountain State,” said Jeanne Moore, retired fine arts coordinator for the Department of Education. “Jay has worked with numerous professionals, and he’s served each one of them very well. More importantly, he has focused on serving West Virginia’s children and the arts programs which enrich their lives. Like every good secretary, Jay has been a steadying force through change. He has helped to keep this program running efficiently and effectively.”
A native of South Charleston, Johnson is a 1979 graduate of South Charleston High School.