International School for the Arts
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My name is Janel Johnson and I am the Academic Interventionist at Irmo High School International School for the Arts. This is my third year in this role and I am so proud to be a part of the Yellow Jacket family. In my role, I provide support, training, coaching, and mentoring to build school and teacher capacity to increase student achievement. I also serve as our school's Apex Site Coordinator and Clinical Adjunct for our USC-Professional Development Schools initiative.
I started my career as a Middle Grades Math Teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. I went on to become the Math Facilitator at the district's alternative school. My career in coaching teachers started as a Teacher Development Coach for TEACH Charlotte, a teacher development program by The New Teacher Project. In 2013, I became the Middle Grades Mathematics Education Associate in the Office of Standards and Learning at the South Carolina Department for Education. In this role, I supported the implementation of state standards by developing and facilitating professional development. I became a Transformation Coach for the Office of School Transformation in 2017. In this role, I coached and supported instructional leadership teams and teachers in developing, implementing, and monitoring a comprehensive plan to improve instruction for all students based on the use of qualitative and quantitative data.
I was raised in Hartsville, SC. I am a graduate of Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology and Claflin University. I have also earned my Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from Concordia University and my Master's in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.
During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, creating things, traveling, and finding the joys in life. I value relationships, honesty, respect, and growth.