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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Johane Ligonde

Johane received a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany, a Master in the Arts of Teaching (M.A.T.) in English Education from Union College, and an Ed.M degree in Educational Leadership from the Summer Principals Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University. A native of Haiti, Johane grew up in an inequitable educational system. Her childhood experiences helped shape her great passion to serve under-represented youth and make it possible for them to obtain not just an equitable education, but an excellent one. Johane has worked as an English and literacy teacher in grades 6 through 12 in the Fulton County Schools in Georgia and the Greenville County Schools in South Carolina. As one of the founding members of FDNY High School in Brooklyn, New York, Johane coached English and Social Studies teachers and served in other leadership roles to contribute to the building of the school’s capacity. Johane was also a principal of a pre-k-6 international school on the island of Anguilla. She presently holds the position of Curriculum Director of ELA, Reading, and Social Studies in the Lawrence School District in Nassau County. Johane is a member of the American Association of school Administrators, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers for the Social Studies, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.