Johanna Eager

Johanna Eager

Welcoming Schools Director

Johanna Eager has been involved with equity issues in E/K-12 education for over 20 years as a professional educator. Johanna provides leadership and expertise in addressing identity-based bullying in schools with an emphasis on intersectionality, gender and LGBTQ-inclusivity. Johanna started with HRC Welcoming Schools as the Regional Consultant for the Upper Midwest in 2011.

Prior to joining HRC Welcoming Schools, Johanna worked as a high school teacher and administrator in public education. Johanna's areas of expertise include the following: E-12 equity and social justice professional development; equity organizational change initiatives; intercultural communications (Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory); anti-racism and white privilege education; and fostering LGBTQ-inclusive schools that respect the complexity of gender.

Johanna's mind and heart are hardwired to work toward equity and social justice, in particular for all youth, families and staff in E-12 schools. Johanna will forever consider weeknights "school nights" and will get to bed early in order to be ready for "school" the next day!