Dr. Tonya Johnson is the founder and President of Harvard Steps Inc., a not-for-profit therapeutic organization that provide home services to children on the spectrum of autism birth -3 years old. She is also an Assistant Professor at Bronx Community College, Bronx, N.Y. in the Education and Reading Department.
Dr. Tonya Johnson began her career in Education as a substitute teacher in the New York City Department of Education. She went on to fully pursue education as her chosen her career. After 5 years of teaching fifth grade, Dr. Johnson became the teacher of Technology for 6 years at her school, and developed a technology curriculum for the school. She has also served as school principal at Merrick Academy Charter School, the first charter school in Queens NY. In both roles, teacher and leadership, she has come to completely understand the importance of building strong networks for children, educators and fostering community partnerships.
Dr. Johnson’s professional memberships include ABENY Annual Black Educators of New York, NACCTEP National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs, CRLA College Reading and Learning Association, ASCD Association for Supervision Curriculum and Development, The Teaching Professor, NEA National Educators Association, and ABCT Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Johnson serves as a consultant for educators and parents in the area of curriculum development, pedagogy and early childhood; and considers herself an agent of change for underperforming schools and college communities. She combines her love of learning, and her love for helping others create a nurturing community of learners and educators, as a lifelong mission for ensuring a better future for our children.
She holds a doctorate in Teacher Leadership and Administration, Walden University, M.S. in Supervision and Administration, M.S. in Childhood Education, B.S. Business Computer Information Systems, and STEM Certification, New York Institute of Technology.
“The whole purpose of education is to change mirrors into windows.” —Sydney J. Harris
Tonya Johnson, Ed.D.