Keeping It Real!

Featuring Cynthia "Mama J" Johnson, Ed.D.
Mamma J
Meet the Expert

Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson, Ed.D. is a national authority on school improvement acclaimed for her work with reaching and teaching today’s youth, embracing diverse student populations, and sharing strategies to close the achievement and relationship gap. “Mama J” (a name given to her by her beloved students) has served as a classroom teacher, a middle and high school principal, and a district-level project leader and professional development trainer. “Mama J” knows first-hand the struggles and rewards of overcoming adversity, having experienced extreme poverty, stuttering, negative labels, and reading deficiencies herself. Today, “Mama J” has turned her life story into her strength by striving to make a difference in the lives of all children, especially underserved populations.