Elyon Johnson is a Detroit native, a product of Detroit Public Schools and a current servant leader throughout the city. She attended Winston Salem State University on a softball scholarship and graduated with honors with a B.A in English Literature in 2009. Upon graduating she was selected to join Teach For America’s Charlotte 2009 corp as a Special Education teacher. Immediately she fell in love with the profession and embarked on a journey towards impacting the lives of youth through teaching, mentoring, speaking and coaching. Her work has allowed for her to have the opportunity and privilege to educate students from diverse backgrounds and social economic statues in various regions throughout the nation for over 10 years. Recently, Elyon transitioned from being a Master Teacher at one of DPSCD’s Model schools to the Teach For America Detroit regional team where she works as a manager of teacher leadership and development coach.
As a Master Teacher, Elyon led numerous professional development sessions for teachers and leaders throughout the district and was chosen to help facilitate an Expeditionary Learning professional development session to teachers in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She has advocated and spoke alongside policy makers on educational equity and the power of education on numerous panels including, “One Day for One Night.” Elyon is also one of the founding board members of The Collective Detroit Chapter. In addition, she was apart of the first Teach For America Regional Summer Induction in Detroit. Recently, she obtained her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy along with an administrators certification. She is passionate and relentlessly committed to ensuring that one day all students have access to a quality education.