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Derrick Johnson

Derrick JohnsonBachelor of Arts - Political Science, University of South Florida
Master of Public Administration, University of South Florida
Juris Doctorate - Law, University of Miami


Dr. Johnson originally hails from Ocala, Florida. He currently lives in North Miami Beach. He is a member of the School for Advanced Studies (Kendall Campus) faculty. Prior to becoming an educator, he worked for the Florida House of Representatives, as a junior legislative assistant for a state representative, and later he worked as the Administrative/Programs Coordinator for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He attended the University of Miami School of Law where he served as the Teaching Assistant of renowned legal scholar, Professor D. Marvin Jones and as a judicial intern for Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Lawrence King. Dr. Johnson served as a member of Miami Norland Senior High School faculty from 2006-2010, where he taught AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP Macroeconomics, Debate, Comprehensive Law Studies, and Psychology.  He also served as the coach of the award winning Miami Norland Senior High Debate and Pre-Law Team for four years.  Johnson is an accomplished author of several published works. His most recent effort is a book of poetry entitled The Awakening of the Dreamer.

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