Monica Johnson is the Program Director at America Needs You. Monica manages curriculum, program evaluation and pilots. Reach out to Monica to provide feedback on workshop experiences or to share additional resources based on workshop topics.
Monica has worked in the field of education since 2004 and began her teaching career as a Teach For America middle school English teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. Monica continued teaching in Atlanta Public Schools, where she was the 2009 recipient of the Atlanta Families Award for Excellence in Education. Monica also served as KIPP Metro Atlanta’s Curriculum Specialist, supporting the region’s schools in aligning curriculum and assessment.
Monica received a Master of Education with a specialization in Secondary English from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Virginia, with a second major in Spanish. Monica joins the America Needs You team after teaching 8th grade reading and writing in East Harlem.