MIL Alum: Rachel Johnson

Please describe your current title/position.

I am a teacher at Bonney Lake High School in the Academy of Hope, a program for students with academic and behavior difficulties. Beyond the school day, I continue to work closely with those who provide and advocate for quality professional learning. For the past year and a half, I have served on the Board of Directors for Teachers United, advocating for teacher voice in student-focused policy-making.  

How did your MIL degree prepare you for leadership work?

Plecki

To provide financial assistance to graduate students in Educational Leadership with preference given to students who have expressed a career interest in educational leadership: including teacher leadership, principal preparation, and systems-level leadership.

WAMU Leader

To provide assistance to graduate students in the College of Education with a preference for students who are members or disenfranchised and underserved communities, including communities of color, and who aspire to become public K-12 school principals, superintendents, and education leaders.

TA Wilson

To provide scholarship support for students in the College of Education.

Sirotnik Fellowship

To provide assistance to graduate students in the College of Education who use the disciplines of history and philosophy to address issues of equity and social justice in education and has potential for contributions to knowledge and understanding of equity and social justice in education and the moral and ethical dimensions of educational leadership. Preferences goes to students specializing in social and cultural foundations of education.