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Director of Schools

Shane Johnston

Shane Johnston

Job Title: Director of Schools

Dr. Shane Johnston became the Director of Jefferson County Schools on July 1, 2018. Just prior to arriving in Jefferson County, he served as the Secondary Supervisor/Assistant Director of Schools in Rhea County, TN. Dr. Johnston began his educational career in January 1996 in Dayton City and has also served in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cleveland City, and Rhea County. His educational experience includes classroom teacher, coach of multiple sports, assistant principal, principal, supervisor of secondary education, and assistant director of schools.

Dr. Johnston and his wife Alison have three children in Jefferson County Schools.


  • Doctor of Ministry, Covington Theological Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Education Specialist, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Master of Science, Trevecca Nazarene University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN