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Amanda Johnson

Building Excellent Schools, Fellow

As Director of Curriculum and Instruction for KIPP Delta Public Schools, Amanda Johnson oversees the implementation of common curriculum across each of the six KIPP Delta schools, monitoring progress toward the schools’ academic goals and supporting leaders and teachers in successfully meeting rigorous college ready standards through academic planning, professional development and ongoing coaching. Prior to this role, Johnson served as the Fisher Fellow Program Manager for the KIPP Foundation, providing professional development and programing support for the leadership of new KIPP schools around the country. Johnson was also the founder and first school director of KIPP Delta’s first elementary school, which has grown from 100 students and six teachers in Kindergarten and First Grade to 400 students and over 50 teachers and staff serving students in Pre-K through 4th grade. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rhodes College and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the National-Louis University in Chicago. She serves as Chair of Spring Initiative’s Board of Directors and is an alumna of Teach for America.