Ora Asa Johnson Hallway

oa johnsonMr. Ora Asa Johnson graduated from Pemberton High School in 1952 and would return to serve as Principal at his alma mater in 1976 following the desegregation of Marshall schools.

At the time he began serving as Principal, Pemberton was serving as Marshall ISD’s ninth-grade campus. Mr. Johnson would serve in this capacity for 12 years until Pemberton was closed following the addition of the ninth-grade wing at Marshall High School in 1988.

Following the closing of Pemberton, Mr. Johnson moved to Marshall Junior High School and became Principal there beginning in the 1988-89 school year. He continued to serve Marshall students in this capacity until an illness in the 1993-94 school year prompted him to step down as principal and retire from MISD.

Mr. Johnson passed away in November of 2004 but carries a lasting distinction as the last principal to serve at Pemberton High School as well as also having faithfully serving Marshall 7th and 8th grade students at Marshall Junior High School.
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