About Jessica

Jessica Johnson is an Elementary School Principal and District Assessment Coordinator in Wisconsin. She is the 2014 Wisconsin Elementary School Principal of the Year. She has previously taught in Minnesota, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree at Bemidji State University. She taught and worked as an instructional coach and assistant principal in Arizona, earning her master’s degree at Arizona State University. Jessica is also an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University.

As a continuing learner, she is passionate about literacy, principal productivity, social media, technology integration, and the concept of leading with a “coaching hat” as an administrator. She is the co-author of The Coach Approach to School Leadership (ASCD, 2017), Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader (Corwin, 2015) and has a self-published childrens novel, Adventures in Blockworld: A Novel for the Young Minecraft Fans. She co-moderates the #educoach chat on Twitter each Wednesday night at 9pm CST and also co-hosts the PrincipalPLN Podcast. You can follow Jessica on Twitter as @PrincipalJ or contact her at jessica@principalj.net.

Note: The views expressed on this website are solely of my opinion and not the views of my employer.