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Brianna Rae Johns


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Here's who I am & what I do

🍎 Teaching & learning in Washington, D.C.
📚 Writer for children & young adults
📝 Doctoral candidate


About me

Teacher and doctoral candidate with extensive background in design, delivery and evaluation of complex educational programs. Demonstrated experience in organizing departmental initiatives and collaborating with educational leaders to make data-driven decisions. Adept at identifying optimal curricula, developing lesson plans and aligning instruction with current learning goals. Precise planner, problem-solver and analytical leader, in and outside of the classroom, with strong attention to detail and focus on continuous improvement of educational programming.

A Philadelphia native, and Central High graduate, Brianna earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Bloomsburg University, her masters in Writing from Saint Joseph's University, and is currently completing her doctorate in English Pedagogy at Murray State University.

She has taught elementary and secondary education in New York City and Philadelphia and has self-published two children's books, Nailed It and Reese Rescues; two diverse stories that teach tolerance and acceptance while emphasizing the importance of community.

In her downtime, she volunteers in animal rescue initiatives in Philadelphia and New Jersey and serves as a mentor for incarcerated writers through PEN America, a nonprofit organization that works to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States and worldwide through the advancement of literature and human rights.

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