Stephenie Johnson is an associate campaign director of K-12 Education at American Progress. In this capacity, she researches, develops, and writes 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.