Dr. Jawana M. Johnson
Chief of School Culture, Climate and Well-Being
Dr. Jawana M. Johnson is the New York City Department of Education’s Chief of School Culture, Climate and Well-Being. In this role, she leads all initiatives related to student wellness and school climate, including safety, physical and emotional well-being, and community school initiatives. Dr. Johnson previously served as the Chief Achievement Officer for the Eagle Academy Foundation, where she supported principals, district leaders, and teams from local and national partner schools through strategic solutions, leadership coaching and capacity building, targeted instructional and operational support, and crisis management. Dr. Johnson is a career educator and school leader. Over the past 20 years, she has worked at the DOE and at Harlem Children’s Zone in a variety of instructional roles, including principal, resident principal, director of curriculum and instruction, assistant principal, and teacher.