Livingston Public Schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jenny Stringer, Superintendent’s Assistant
Meet the Livingston Public Schools New Superintendent
Livingston Public Schools is pleased to announce, after a month in his position, Eldon "Chad” Johnson is ready to start the 2023-2024 school year on a high note. Previous
Superintendent Lynne Scalia vacated the position on June 30th with Superintendent
Johnson transitioning into her place by July 1st.
Mr. Johnson comes to Livingston from Hardin, Montana as their superintendent for the last five years. Born in Billings, Johnson moved to the Ruby Valley in southwest Montana as a youngster eventually ending up in Twin Bridges as a teenager where he graduated high school, worked as a Principal and Superintendent for nine years, and still has one child attending that very same school.
With a bachelor’s in secondary education (Broadfield Science) and a master’s in educational leadership, both from Montana State University and earned exactly ten years apart, Superintendent Johnson understands the importance of education leadership at all levels. Teaching for Melstone and Stanford Public Schools and leading as a superintendent and K-12 principal at Melstone, Fromberg, and Twin Bridges, Mr. Johnson has incredible experience in the tight communities that Class C provides. His five-year tenure as superintendent of Hardin School Districts 17H &1 recently ended to his move to Livingston as he hoped to be closer to his kids.
Superintendent Johnson’s six children keep him very busy as does his love of floating, hunting, live music, athletics, and the Bobcats. What drives him in education, you might wonder. “My original passion was to work with kids and coach...of course over time, that vision, personal goals, and life change pushed me into the educational leadership role where I continue to work for the benefit of students.”