Johnson chooses transition team for Hamilton County Schools

New Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson speaks at a welcome reception hosted by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga 2.0, and UnifiEd at Bessie Smith Cultural Center on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Johnson takes the helm as Hamilton County faces the potential state takeover of five low performing schools.

Dr. Bryan Johnson, the new Hamilton County Schools superintendent, says he has chosen a transition team of industry leaders, community members, national experts and department personnel.

In a news release Friday evening, Johnson said the goal is a "fast and seamless transfer of power."

"The community will be key to ensuring HCDE is a world-class education system," Dr. Johnson said. "Our goal is to be the fastest improving system in Tennessee and these leaders will help form our path."

The team members will focus on five areas:

Student achievement: The goal is to make sure all students, including economically disadvantaged, English-language learners and others, are on track to master core content in reading, math, social studies and science. Johnson said tools will include high-quality tier I instruction and effective instructional frameworks along with appropriate classroom and school resources.