Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Music Education- SFA Master of Music Education- SFA Doctorate Degree- Tarleton State University Principal Certification Superintendent Certification
Dr. Darwert Johnson
Welcome to the new Digital Arts and Technology Academy @ John Adams Middle School, where we are “ALL-IN”, dedicated to developing future leaders!
Our school motto is “ALL-IN” (Actively Leading Learners by Inspiring Now), meaning we are “ALL-IN” for student achievement and no matter the circumstance, that will continue to be our top priority. Last school year, we ended on a high note having MET STANDARD on STAAR Accountability. This year, we will continue to focus on reading and math, to continue success in all areas. AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college and ultimately in life. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization, and reading skills. Please notify your student’s counselor if you are interested in this amazing opportunity for your student.
This year we are excited to launch the newest school of choice in Grand Prairie ISD, Digital Arts and Technology @ John Adams MS. We will take students on a journey to develop skills in animation & graphic design, interactive media & game development, radio & film production, and web-based application development. After three years of rigorous content in DATA, students will leave DATA @ John Adams MS with one high school credit of CTE (Career Technical Education).
Another program being implemented this year is Capturing Kid’s Hearts or CKH. CKH shows teachers how to create high-achieving centers of learning. We will work to build meaningful and appropriate relationships with our students that will enhance their academic performance and social behavior. CKH will provide teachers the tools to engage and challenge students, and raise them to a higher level of performance.
We look forward to an outstanding school year! Please visit our website, Facebook page and Twitter accounts for updates and campus information. Also, we are always in need of parent volunteers, and welcome the opportunity to have you be a part of our upcoming events. Please call the school or check the website for opportunities.
Darwert E. Johnson, Principal
Darwert Johnson has worked in education for nearly 20 years. He has experience teaching in multiple school districts, including Lindale ISD, Lewisville ISD, Mansfield ISD, and Grand Prairie ISD.
Dr. Johnson's teaching background includes 11 years in the classroom, teaching students in grades six through 12. He then transitioned into serving as a school administrator with Mansfield ISD, serving there for five years. Dr. Johnson then accepted the role of principal with John Adams Middle School.
Prior to his first teaching job, Dr. Johnson attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received his bachelors degree. He also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Music Education while at SFA. Dr. Johnson recently obtained his doctorate's degree from Tarleton State University. Additionally, he holds a Principal Certification and Superintendent Certification.