Heidi Johnson

Welcome! Bienvenidos! Soo dhaweyn!

I’m so happy to be a part of the leadership team at Jefferson. I’m proud of the work we do together to support our scholars, from the time they enter our building as little ones until they move on to high school. Jefferson Eagles are smart, creative, curious, and loving people. They’re on their way to becoming our future community leaders, innovators, advocates, and educators. I couldn’t be more excited to be on our scholars’ learning journey with them.
I’ve dedicated my professional life to serving kids and their families as an attorney and as an educator. I’ve taught in public, private, and charter schools in Oakland, Minneapolis, eastern Hungary, and Shanghai, and have served as a legal advocate for Cambodian refugees and displaced people in southern Asia. I’m passionate about literacy, the integration of the arts and social justice in learning, and community-building through Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs.
Outside of school I love to hike, canoe, swim, do yoga, and to try new restaurants with my family: Jonas (8th grade), Eliza (2nd grade), and my husband, Neil.
I’m looking forward to having a fantastic year together!
Heidi Johnson
Assistant Principal
Jefferson Community School