As Executive Director of the Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School, Amanda Johnson oversees instructional and operational aspects of a newly created, high quality charter school in Clarksdale, MS. She previously served as a Fellow in the Building Excellent Schools program at Boston, Massachusetts, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the KIPP Delta Public Schools in Helena, Arkansas, and 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.
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