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Scotts appoints Michelle Johnson to its board

Michelle Johnson

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has named StudentsFirst CEO Michelle Johnson to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Johnson will serve on the company's Compensation and Organization and Innovation and Marketing Committees; her term expires in 2015.

"Michelle is an innovator, a change agent and has clearly helped shape the national dialogue in her field," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. "We look forward to her bringing a unique perspective to our board that will help shape our thinking and make Scotts a stronger and smarter company as we look to the future."

Johnson founded Sacramento-based StudentsFirst in 2010, which helps kids secure access to quality teachers and schools as part of a bipartisan, grassroots effort.

Johnson also launched The New Teacher Project, of which organization she was CEO and president. She is also the former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.


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