Eden Elementary School chief known as team-builder


Joey Johnson, who joined the Greenfield-Central family in 1991, will retire this year after more than three decades as an educator. He has been principal at Eden Elementary since 2010. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Eden Principal Joey Johnson will retire this year after 34 years in education.

A playful pause greeted Greenfield-Central School Board president Retta Livengood when she asked for a motion to approve Johnson’s retirement at Monday’s board meeting.

“I told Joey he was too young to retire,” board member Ray Kerkhof said with a smile.

“It’s because we were classmates,” Johnson fired back.

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