James Johnson , his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Christopher, moved to Pomona in September 2000. He is a member of several community and non-profit organizations, including member of the board of the African-American Historical Society in Rockland County. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Norfolk State College, a Master of Science Degree from Fordham University at Lincoln's Center and became a candidate for a Doctoral Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He achieved the status of ABD in Social and Philosophical Foundations Education in 1979. Following his post graduate work, he served for 40 years in the New York City and Yonkers New York School Systems as a Special Education Teacher, Department Chairperson, and teacher of African American History. He also taught adult education in Yonkers through the Pathways to Success - English as a Second Language Program for sixteen years. He organized and conducted week long College Tours to Historical Black Colleges and Universities and others along the east coast for over 35 years. Mr. Johnson has numerous certifications including Licensed School Administrator and Supervisor, Licensed School District Administrator, Special Education of the Emotionally Handicapped, and Intermediate Certification in American Sign Language from the New York Society for the Deaf. He is currently retired and continues to be active in community service.