Chief of Staff, Harriet Tubman Charter School
Joined the Team in 2012
Karen Johnston received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, both from The University of Southern Mississippi. Karen began her career in education more than 13 years ago at Hattiesburg Public Schools where she was chosen to lead her grade level team, design district level curriculum, serve on the Superintendent’s Advisory Board and was also recognized as Teacher of the Year during the 2010 school year. In 2011, Karen moved to New Orleans to join the founding staff of Harriet Tubman. Since then, she has taught on the 3-4 Red Team, helped pilot the K-1-2 program, served as the Black Team’s Team Leader as well as an ELA Academic Leader.