AJ Johnson-Garrett Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Ayeshia “AJ” Johnson-Garrett, Specialist of the Social and Emotional Learning program at the Gage Park High School on the south-west side of Chicago, was named to this position in January 2018.
Prior to joining Umoja, AJ worked at Mikva Challenge, where she had been the Director of School-Based programs, and oversaw after-school programs, built capacity for youth and adult relationships to strengthen school community. Previously, she spent several years in a variety of roles related to providing services to families and children by working along side residents in community engagement and quality-life improvement plans within south-side communities of Chicago and Champaign County. She earned a B.A. in Communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.