Justin Johnson, Principal
Justin Johnson has been an educator and administrator in the Othello District for 15 years. He first joined the Othello School District as a 5th Grade teacher in the fall of 2003 and has since spent time in the classroom as a 4th and 6th grade teacher, as a computer lab specialist, ELL specialist, instructional coach, the district Director of Data and Innovation, and as a building Assistant Principal. Prior to making his way to Washington state, Justin earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota in Elementary Education and has since obtained a Master's degree from Easter Washington University and his Principal credentials from Washington State University. Throughout his experience as an educator and a building administrator, he has shown a passion for educational equity and creating opportunities for all students.
Christina Benjamin, Assistant Principal
Christina Benjamin joins the Othello School District with 13 years in education. She started her journey in education in South Korea teaching English as a second language and was the lead native English-speaking instructor for the country’s first Online English Center. In 2014, Christina returned to her hometown of Colville, Washington, where she was a Kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher before becoming the district’s Director of Innovation and Information Services. Christina earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Jones International University, and her Principal credentials from Gonzaga University. Throughout her career, Christina has continued to keep educational equity at the forefront of each conversation. She is committed to promoting students to become lifelong learners and is proud to be a Wahitis Hawk!