EGJ Principal’s Message

Dear Emily G. Johns Families,

Welcome to another school year in Plano School District 88.  I am honored to serve as the new Principal at Emily G. Johns Intermediate School.  I began my career in education as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in Oswego School District 308, and for the past three years I was an administrator in West Aurora School District 129.  As an administrator, I have been fortunate to partner with families and student to create positive environments for kids, and I am excited to bring this enthusiasm to Emily G. Johns.  My wife Allison is a 3rd grade teacher and we love exploring new adventures with our daughter Harper and son Jordan.   

In partnership with our community and staff, our nearly 600 students make Emily G. Johns a vibrant and collaborative learning community. We remain student-centered and strive for academic excellence for all learners.  To prepare students for future success, we will focus on challenging students to think critically and persevere. Our goal is to provide unique learning opportunities that build on student strengths, while offering support for students by creating individual learning paths that meet the needs of our students.

At Emily G. Johns, we stay committed to building partnerships with families and community members. It is our belief that this positive collaboration will help support our students. We welcome student and parent feedback, as we constantly look to make improvements. We encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education by monitoring student academic progress and social development. Parents and Teacher Together(PATT) is a team of parents, administrators and teachers that organize exciting opportunities for our students.

We are grateful to serve the families of the Plano School District and look forward to seeing smiling faces when we open our doors for another successful school year.

Go Jaguars!

Luke Baughman
Emily G. Johns School




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