Najee Johnson

Najee Johnson served as a 2010 Teach for America corps member in the Mississippi Delta region. As a corps member, he taught Algebra and Transition to Algebra at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi. During this time he spent his summer vacations working to affect policy in several different areas. He was a member of the first class of Urban Leaders Fellows in Denver, Colorado in 2011. This past summer, he was a TFA/LEE fellow at the Mississippi Department of Education, working in the office of communication and legislative affairs. He is currently part of the Production Team at Schulz Xtruded Products in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Before teaching, Najee graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in economics. While at Morehouse he was an intern at the Atlanta office of Senator Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign. Najee is extremely excited about the future of the College Initiative, and plans to work diligently with the board and stakeholders to ensure that it continues to be a successful program for youth in the Delta region. He’s a second year MBA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School.