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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

'Super' plan devised at childhood

Johnson found safety, security in school, hopes to provide same in Creswell


September 5, 2019

Mike Johnson

CRESWELL – Mike Johnson grew up California's bay area – in fact, on some of the toughest streets in that part of the country. Poverty, alcohol and drug violence, physical and domestic abuse, unstable housing, high mobility and environmental violence were all common conditions and the reality Johnson had to face every day as a child.

His only escape, he said, was school.

"During those years I was able to get what I needed from school," he said. "It was really the most stable aspect of my life, regardless of how often we moved from place to place."

Throughout his life and career, Johnson...

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