Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Leta Johnson
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Fellow Profiles

Education

M.A. Education Administration,

Administrative Certification,

Grand Canyon University

 

B.S. Elementary Education,

Lincoln University

Leta Johnson

Director of Evaluation
School District of Philadelphia
2016 Neubauer Fellow

“It is my job and civic duty as an educator, leader, teacher, and mother to support our educational system in order to change or improve the trajectory of our most precious resources, our children. The Neubauer Fellowship has allowed me to grow as a leader and educator and has provided me with the tools to continue to build my educational and leadership acumen.”

Leta has served as the School District of Philadelphia’s Director of Evaluation since 2017. In this role, she facilitates professional development and training sessions for School District of Philadelphia stakeholders. Leta and her team are focused on shifting evaluation from an accountability system to a system that fosters growth and development.

Previously, Leta principal of Hamilton School (2013 – 2017). Under her leadership, Andrew Hamilton School achieved 72% growth (2014-2015) and 68% growth (2015-2016) on the School Progress Report progress category. In addition, Hamilton School collaborated with community members to restore the library and institute volunteer library circulation and reading lessons.

Leta has been an educator since 1997. Prior to becoming a principal, Leta served as school-based administrator, dean, school-based teacher leader, testing coordinator, and 6-8th grade teacher. Leta grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls.

2016 Neubauer Fellows Page