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.