Shaun Johnson

Guest Blogger

Director of Teaching and Learning, MYSA School

Washington, D.C.

Shaun Johnson is Director of Teaching and Learning at MYSA School, a multi-age K-12 “microschool” with campuses in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He has taught in public, independent and charter schools, in addition to teacher preparation at the college and graduate levels.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2018

This Is What It Really Looks Like to Transform a School

After nearly two decades in education, I’m still not certain what the term “reform” actually means. The concept itself is…

By Shaun Johnson

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

I always thought I’d be a professional baseball player. It was everything that ever mattered to me—even if I couldn’t play, I knew I wanted…

By Stephen Huff

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

By Joshua Michael Baker

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