Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Press Release New Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, Mr. David Johns

Press Release by The Youth Career Coach Inc. 

U.S. Department of Education announces the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, David Johns

Significantly improving the educational outcomes of African Americans
David Johns (ΚΑΨ), Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, along side Natascha F. Saunders (AKA), Founder of The Youth Career Coach Inc. and Doctor of Education Student, Northeastern University  (Photo:The White House by Tascha.2-27-13)
Washington, DC – on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 – the U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the new appointment of David Johns, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.


The initiative will work with the President and agencies to identify evidence-based best practices to improve African American students’ achievement in school and college. It will build a network of people, grassroots organizations and communities to share those practices.

David Johns has served as a Senior Education Policy Advisor to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions under the Leadership of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). His policy portfolio includes issues affecting low-income and minority students; neglected youth and early childhood education; and Historically Black institutions. 

Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, along side Natascha F. Saunders (AKA), Founder of The Youth Career Coach Inc. and Doctor of Education Student, Northeastern University  (Photo:The White House by Tascha.2-27-13)


Watch Mr. David Johns - give his acceptance speech...click middle of image above USE your Headsets for sound! 

Prior to his work in the Administration, Johns conducted research as a Mellon Fellow which served as a catalyst to identify, disrupt, and supplant deleterious perceptions of black males both within academia and society. Johns is committed to volunteer services and maintains an active commitment to improve literacy among adolescence minority males.

Johns obtained a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University graduating summa cum laude, while simultaneously teaching elementary school in New York. Johns graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2004 with a triple major in English, Creative Writing and African American Studies.

Written by: Natascha F. Saunders, CEO?Founder of The Youth Career Coach Inc. | Doctor of Education student at Northeastern University

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