Larry M. Johnson is an Annapolitan and a retired educator from Anne Arundel Public School System, where he applied his skill for 32 years. He is a member of Mu Rho Chapter and has been since March 19. 1971. As a chapter member, he has held the positions of Basileus, Vice Basileus, Keeper of Records and Seals, and Assistant Keeper of Records and Seals.
In his formative years, he attended Stanton Elementary School and from there Wiley H. Bates Junior and Senior High Schools. He graduated from Bates in 1956, and entered State Teachers College at Bowie in 1957 and earned a B.S degree in 1961. He later earned two Masters degrees, a MS. in Administration and Supervision from Towson University in 1978 and a M.A in Counseling Psychology from Adler-Dreikurs Institute of Human Relations in 1981.
One of his major accomplishments, while employed by the Anne Arundel County Public School System, was his assistance in establishing and creating the Learning Center, a school for middle school students that were expelled from school or students that were recommended for expulsion. He worked there for 14 years as a teacher and administrator. The program is still in existence today. His last 18 years of employment, he worked as a pupil personnel worker for the school system.
He has been very active in his professional, civic, educational, and social organizations. He has served as president of BSU National Alumni Association, , treasurer for 11 years and was instrumental in formulating its 501 3C status, currently he serves as its parliamentarian. He also served as a local president. Larry has served as a board member of the Teachers Association. At the State level he served for over twenty as a member of the bylaws and rules committee and chaired the committee at the local level. Brother Johnson went on to chair the Annapolis Democratic Central Committee and also on the Anne Arundel Central Committee. As a Golden heritage member of the NAACP he held the offices president, vice president and board member at the local level. He served as president of the Helping Hand, which is a non-profit organization.
In his leisure time, Brother Johnson likes to travel, purchase new gadgets, watch sports, especially his Bowie state football team, he calls them the “greatest show on earth”. He also enjoys watching basketball, baseball and played tennis until his knees failed him. During his travels he has visited all but five states and walked on every continent except for Antarctica. Lastly, when he is in town you may be able to find him at the senior center in the afternoon playing pool. He is very competitive. Just ask the guys he plays cards with!