Stephenie Johnson is a senior consultant at American Progress. Previously, she was an associate campaign director of K-12 Education at American Progress. In that capacity, she researched, developed, and wrote policy recommendations aimed at elevating the teaching profession.

Before coming to American Progress, Johnson completed the Social Policy & Politics fellowship at Third Way, a think tank in Washington, D.C. While in graduate school, she supervised student teachers as they completed their teacher training at Boston College. She also held internships at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts. She is also a former fifth-grade teacher and enjoys German-style board games.

Johnson earned her J.D. and M.Ed. from Boston College and her B.A. in political science from Rhodes College.

By Stephenie Johnson
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How to Give Teachers a $10,000 RaiseCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2018
7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 28, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
Trump and DeVos Continue to Undermine Public Education with Their Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
These States Are Leveraging Title II of ESSA to Modernize and Elevate the Teaching ProfessionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2018
Interactive: Nationwide Efforts to Elevate the Teaching ProfessionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2018
The Trump Administration’s Slow But Steady Undoing of the Department of EducationCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2017
America Needs More Teachers of Color and a More Selective Teaching ProfessionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2017
The Racist Origins of Private School VouchersCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2017
Betsy DeVos: Secretary of Discrimination?Center for American ProgressJuly 12, 2017
Are Trump and DeVos Waging a War on Teachers?Center for American ProgressJune 5, 2017
Sydney Chaffee on Equity, Federal Funding, and the Resistance MovementCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
Trump University: A Look at an Enduring Education ScandalCenter for American ProgressMarch 30, 2017
The Trump-DeVos Budget Would Dismantle Public Education, Hurting Vulnerable Kids, Working Families, and TeachersCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
13 Facts that Set the Record Straight on DeVosCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2017