Johanna Eager

Johanna Eager

Welcoming Schools Director

Johanna Eager, M.Ed., is the Director of the Welcoming Schools program for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Johanna has been involved with equity issues in E-12 education for 30 years as a professional educator. Johanna provides national  leadership and expertise in addressing identity-based bullying in schools with an emphasis on intersectionality, gender and LGBTQ inclusive practices for educators. Johanna leads her team in providing elementary school educators in-depth professional development training and resources to help schools to improve school climate for all students, staff, and families.

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