The Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education has appointed Robert Johnson of Port Chester as it newest member. Mr. Johnson was sworn in prior to the board’s Dec. 10 meeting. He will be eligible to seek reelection to a full three-year term in the spring.
“I’m looking forward to working hard to bring the best services possible to the students of our region,” he said.
Mr. Johnson is a trustee of the Mount Pleasant Cottage School Board of Education. From 2011 to 2017, he was a trustee of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District Board of Education. He served as vice president of that board in 2014-15 and president in 2015-16.
Since 2007 he has taught chemistry and physics at Westhill High School in Stamford, Conn. He has also been a producer/host with WPKN in Bridgeport, Conn., for 40 years and has held the same role with White Plains Community Media since 2016. He is a board member of the nonprofit Ripple Effect Artists in New York City
He holds a master’s degree in teaching from Lehman College and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Sacred Heart University. He is married to Dr. Michaele Goodman, a psychologist in private practice. They have a son, Ari, who is a senior at Port Chester High School.