From left, the Johnson family includes mom Rachel; Madelaine, who will be sophomore at CSU in the fall; Gabi, who will be sophomore at Saratoga Middle/High School; Brody, an incoming fifth grader at Saratoga Elementary school; and new SMHS Principal JD Johnson.

SARATOGA – It’s often a family decision to move, and all five members of the Johnson family are looking westward.

JD Johnson, an educator and administrator from rural southwestern Kansas, will begin the 2020-2021 school year as the new Saratoga Middle/High School principal. The hiring process went relatively smoothly, given the coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Jim Copeland said. The district is excited to welcome Johnson and his family to the valley, who will join several other new employees in Carbon County School District 2.

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