Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Associate, School Turnaround, leads school improvement efforts in multiple districts. He previously served as chief of research publications for the United States Air Force Academy and as director of the Urban Education Program in the School of Education at Drake University. Eric served Columbus Public Schools (OH) in the capacities of curriculum coordinator, professional development facilitator, and middle and high school teacher. He has facilitated national and international workshops on a variety of topics, including using difference as an organizational asset, professional learning communities, and data-driven decision-making. In addition, he has authored three inspirational books: Beyond Self Help: A Journey to be Better, 10 Deadly Aspects of Pride, and Livin’ in the Shade: Implications of Father and Son Relationships Explored. Eric’s areas of expertise include social and emotional learning, curriculum development, culturally relevant pedagogy, Title I, and multicultural education.