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About Jerri A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jerri Johnson is author of the book “Imagine That! Chronicles of an Urban School Principal." In addition to this she is the owner and sole consultant for EJUC8U (Educate You) Consulting LLC. In the field of education, she was most recently the founding Principal of a PreK-2nd grade school located in DeSoto, Texas. She held the position of Director of Education for the Community Impact Network, a non-profit organization that is place-based within the Normandy School Collaborative footprint in St. Louis, MO. Over her 20 plus years in education, she has had the honor of holding the positions of District English Language Arts Supervisor, Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, Reading Specialist, and Classroom Teacher at various grade levels. In addition, Dr. Johnson taught at the post-secondary level, serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harris-Stowe State University in Elementary Education. Subsequently earning advanced degrees at the University of Missouri-St. Louis: Masters and Educational Specialist Degrees in Educational Administration; then a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Literacy Association, and National Council of Social Studies.

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  • Understanding a students background and trauma
  • Supports needed for students healing from trauma
  • Self-care as a school leader

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Leading Equity delivers an eye-opening and actionable discussion of how to transform a classroom or school into a more equitable place. Through explorations of ten concrete steps that you can take right now, Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins offers you the skills, resources, and concepts you’ll need to address common equity deficiencies in education.


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