Latoya Johnson is the principal of Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School (TED). Principal Johnson has been in education for 13 years. Her career began in 2006 as a first–grade teacher with Alamance- Burlington School System in North Carolina. Mrs. Johnson has taught several grade levels as an elementary teacher. She has experience with grades 1, 2, 3, 5, and has served as a K-5 Reading teacher. In addition to her experiences in the classroom, Principal Johnson has experience mentoring and coaching teachers, conducting professional development and writing curriculum at the district level.
Principal Johnson earned an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. She holds a Masters in School Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 2017, Principal Johnson obtained her 092 certification through the Residency Program for School Leadership through Achievement First Charter Schools. Upon completion of the yearlong residency program, Principal Johnson served as Dean of Students and Enrichment at Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School (TED).
Principal Johnson has the unique experience of serving as teacher, dean, and now principal within Jumoke Academy Charter Schools. She has a passion for planning, implementing and supporting teachers with literacy instruction.
In Principal Johnson’s spare time she enjoys traveling to North Carolina to visit family and reading children’s books with her daughter.