Dr. Sadé Johnson is entering her 12th year with Achievement First (AF) and her 3rd year at AF Crown Heights Elementary School. She was born in the Bronx and grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. She attended SUNY Binghamton where she received her BA in Sociology and Africana Studies. She later received her MS in Social Work from Columbia University. And while working as a school leader at AF Bushwick Elementary, she received her EdD from Northeastern University in Education Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.Dr. Johnson is extremely passionate about creating vibrant schools where kids thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. She is also passionate about empowering the staff to care for each other, support each other, and to make decisions that put students first. At school, you can often see Dr. joining class dance breaks, sending love to her scholars and staff, and affirming strong learning. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys working out, cooking (and eating), spending time with her loved ones, watching sunsets, and getting ready for her next journey: motherhood.