By Communications Department |


Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The Prairie School community is deeply saddened by the passing of our founder and Board Chair, Mrs. Imogene Powers Johnson.

A woman of great character, a charismatic leader, and a kind soul fervently committed to bringing out the best in children by inspiring their hearts and minds, Mrs. Johnson’s vision, determination, and passion are the primary reason why Prairie has grown into one of the finest independent schools in the country.

We are honored to be a part of her incredible legacy and remain forever committed to furthering her dream for this school – that Prairie always be filled with people who care about each other, strive for excellence, and work to make our community and the world a better place.

Plans for a celebration of Mrs. Johnson’s life will be shared here as they become available.

Dear Prairie Families:

The Prairie School welcomes the community to celebrate the life and many accomplishments of our beloved founder and Board Chair, Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Powers Johnson at the public celebration of her life 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.  A reception will follow.

The celebration, hosted by her children, will take place in our Johnson Athletic Center at 4050 Lighthouse Dr., Wind Point.  Doors open at 2 p.m.

Parking will be available at The Prairie School, as well as these locations with complimentary shuttles:

Generations of Prairie students have benefitted from Mrs. Johnson’s kind heart and giving spirit. We are honored to be a part of her pioneering leadership in education, her belief in young people and her dreams for this institution.


Dr. Nat Coffman