Dena Johnston

Dena Johnston

  • Phone: 785-330-1941

    E-mail: djohnsto@usd497.org

    Dena Johnston has been the Executive Director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation since January, 2016. The Holton, Kan. native and her husband Kevin have three children in the Lawrence Public Schools – Skyler (Free State), Braycen (West Middle School) and Bentley (Quail Run).

    She spends most of her time driving her “mom taxi” and is the biggest fan to her three children in their sports of basketball, football and competitive dance. When she isn’t working or chasing her kids around, Dena enjoys cooking, cheering on her K-State Wildcats, traveling, being active in the community and organizing (yes, this is a hobby!).

    “What I have enjoyed most about my experiences within the Foundation is seeing all of the amazing ideas and impactful contributions being developed in the Lawrence community,” she said. “I have not only been inspired for my future, but provided with a friendly reminder of what first sparked my passion for nonprofit work.”

    Fun Fact: Dena once opened a Vanilla Ice concert as a backup dancer.