Dean of Instruction
Cullen Johnson graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a degree in Biomedical Science and initial plans to pursue dentistry after graduation. After several friends told him that he would make a great teacher and he had the realization that he wanted to spend time directly working with and learning from others, Cullen decided to join Teach for America in Memphis where he began teaching as the founding eighth grade science teacher at Power Center Academy Middle School. After two years teaching eighth grade, Cullen moved to Power Center Academy High School where he taught Chemistry for three years. During his time at teaching at GCS, Cullen served in various teacher leadership roles including Master Teacher, Curriculum Development, and Content Lead. In 2014, Cullen was awarded the High School Charter School Teacher of the Year for the entire state of Tennessee.
Cullen received a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins in the spring of 2016. He served as an instructional coach for Memphis Teacher Residency during the 2015-2016 school year where he provided instructional leadership and support to lead to resident and graduate teacher growth and development. He still currently teaches a graduate course at MTR for planning and instruction in science content.
Cullen is excited to be coming back home to PCAMS this year as the Dean of Instruction!