Ms. Johnson served in an interim role since August 2013, when Jessica Robins Miller, founding Head of School, stepped down from her position of 12 years. After an extensive review of formal and informal feedback from families and staff, the Board fully endorsed Ms. Johnson as the best person to lead Wolf in the next phase of its development. Ms. Johnson was one of the first teachers hired at The Wolf School and has worked there for 14 years.
Founded in 1999, The Wolf School is a nationally recognized private special education school for complex learners in grades K-8. Located on Ferris Avenue in East Providence, the school serves 50 children from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Ms. Johnson graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Brown and a master’s degree in administration (K-8) at Providence College. She has presented workshops both locally and nationally on topics related to professional learning communities, learning differences, classroom based strategies, early identification of learning challenges and curriculum. She is a member of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC), the Independent School Association of Rhode Island (ISARI) and Leadership Rhode Island. For the past 10 years, Ms. Johnson was president of the Brown Women’s Lacrosse Friends Board.
She currently lives in Rehoboth with her husband and two children.