In March 2019, the Education Center presented its Lifetime
Educator of the Year award to Jamie Johnson ’79, M’85, business teacher and advisor to the Future Business Leaders of America at Colorado’s Sterling High School.
The center assists students who struggle academically and sponsors an awards program for Colorado educators of color.
Johnson came to IUP from Westmoreland County, where she grew up with 11 siblings.
After earning her master’s degree, she taught at middle and high schools in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Texas. She earned a doctorate in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.