Ms. Johnson is a native of Baton Rouge and a Southern University graduate with a degree in microbiology and minors in math and chemistry.  A former Chair of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Linda now serves as the GEO Academies EBR School Board President.  She has been the most important catalyst in the organization’s development and has helped GEO Prep Academy and, recently, GEO Prep Mid City become high demand community charter schools among families and educators in Baton Rouge.