Michelle Rhee is the wife of former NBA star turned Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson. Her 50-year-old hubby, was assaulted right in front of about 200 people at a charity event on Wednesday.
Reports say Johnson allegedly got into a fight with a protester after getting a pie thrown in his face! According to one witness, Johnson beat the man to a “bloody pulp.”
Johnson was at the farm-to-table dinner event, in celebration of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork week. Johnson reportedly tackled the man and punched him repeatedly.Johnson was reportedly given a change of clothes and then addressed the crowd and apologized for the event.
Scary moment for the former Phoenix Suns player.
While Michelle’s hubby has achieved major accomplishments in his life, Michelle Rhee, hasn’t stayed behind one bit. Let’s find out more about the impressive Mrs. Rhee.
1. She is the daughter of South Korean immigrants.
Michelle Rhee was born December 25, 1969 to Shang Rhee, a physician, and Inza Rhee, a clothing store owner. She was born in Michigan but she and her two siblings were raised in Toledo, Ohio.
2. She studied in South Korea for a year.
After returning, Michelle attended a private school. She graduated from the private Maumee Valley Country Day School in 1988, and went on to Cornell University where she received a B.A. in government in 1992. She later earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’sJohn F. Kennedy School of Government.
3. She is a former teacher at one of the lowest-performing schools.
Rhee signed up with Teach For America, went through their five-week summer training program. She then worked for three years as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland at Harlem Park Elementary School.
4. She is the founder of The New Teacher Project in 1997.
The founder and CEO managed to train and supply 23,000 mid-career professionals wanting to become classroom teachers –through The New Teacher project, in its first decade of founding.
5. She is a Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor.
In 2007 she became Chancellor of D.C. public schools. Rhee contended that under her chancellorship, student achievement in the D.C. Public Schools greatly improved. She resigned in 2010.
Her first husband was, a former member of Teach for America, Kevin Huffman. The couple married two years after they met and divorced in 2007. Together they have two daughters. She and Kevin Johnson have been married since 2011.