Orange Room Educator
Charletra Johnson was born and raised in Atlanta. She grew up and still lives in the historic district of old fourth ward near the Martin Luther King Jr. birth home. Her passion for teaching started at the age of 13 while working at a summer youth camp. She loved positively influencing children so much that she worked there the next summer. Working with children sparked her interest in learning how humans think, so she pursued a community Psychology degree from Georgia State University in 2005. After graduating college, she volunteered for the Atlanta Children’s shelter reading books and mentoring children ages 1 to 4.
She joined Grant Park Cooperative Preschool shortly after and immediately became intrigued and fascinated with the Reggio philosophy. She loved that the philosophy has a high image of the child and allows children to discover the joy of learning using over 100 different languages. She worked there for 8 years while earning her infant toddler teaching certificate from Georgia Piedmont Technical College in 2015.
After leaving GPCP, she wanted to continue her career working at a preschool that values children. So as fate would have it, her star aligned with The Nest Nursery School. The Nest is perfect for her not only for the Reggio Philosophy but because she loves birds!