Johnson selected as next Superintendent of Hardin Public Schools

Eldon “Chad” Johnson

After two days of interviews on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, and a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday, May 4, the Hardin Board of Trustees voted to select Eldon “Chad” Johnson as the next Superintendent of Hardin Schools. Johnson will start on July 1 at an annual salary of $100,000 and for a term of two years.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Johnson leading the District,” said Board Chair Jodeen Marston. “We anticipate Mr. Johnson will bring unity on education issues, staff cohesiveness and community involvement so that each student attending schools in Hardin can look forward to a bright future.”

Johnson currently serves as the Superintendent/9-12 Principal for Twin Bridges Public Schools and has served in this position for the past nine years. He also has served as the Superintendent/Principal for the Fromberg and Melstone School Districts, and as a high school science teacher in Melstone and Stanford.

Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leaderswhip from Montana State University in Bozeman and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Secondary Education Broadfield Science from Montana State University.

“Hardin was fortunate to have a number of qualified individuals for this position,” Marston said. “The decision was tough, given the quality of the applicant pool, but after much discussion, Mr. Johnson is the right choice for us.”

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