Aaron Johnson

Aaron was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended Detroit Public Schools K-12. After high school, he attended Eastern Michigan University, The Eugene Lang School in New York City, and Wayne State University, graduating from Wayne State with a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree, he furthered his study and completed his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Wayne State.

Aaron has served in various roles in education at every level: classroom teacher, building principal, curriculum director, and associate superintendent.  Aaron also serves as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University in Detroit and Madonna University in Livonia, MI. Most recently, Aaron published his first book, A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males with Teachers College Press. It has been Aaron’s lifelong goal to be a positive force in the lives of children. He plans to continue his work in improving the field of education by providing support to teachers, promoting learning for students, and helping all children realize their academic dreams by using literacy as the vehicle.