Identifying Trauma in Young Black Men - An Interview w/ Dr. Tony Johnson

Episode 23,   Jul 08, 2021, 01:00 AM

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On the show, Dr. Johnson discusses his experience growing up in poverty and how some young black men handle trauma. He also shares methods we can use to empower our young men in ways they can recognize and receive.

Dr. Tony D. Johnson serves as President and CEO for Captivate Perspectives. In this role Dr. Johnson is responsible for planning, development, implementation of the organization’s education and training, project management, operational and fiscal functions and performance; acts as a strategic partner by developing and implementing the company’s plans and programs; analyzes and makes recommendation on the impact of long-range growth initiatives, planning, and introduces new strategies and regulatory actions; develops credibility and authority for the finance leadership team by providing accurate analysis of budgets, reports and financial trends and operational procedures.

Dr. Johnson also implements, and enforce policies and procedures of the organization that will improve operational and financial effectiveness of the company; communicates effectively and establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective; develops solutions to business challenges; provides expert financial guidance and advice to others within executive leadership; improves the planning and budgeting process on a continual basis by educating departments and key members of corporate leadership; provides strategic input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; specifically relating to the evaluation of potential mergers, acquisitions or partnerships; optimizes the handling of relationships to foster and grow strategic partnerships; acts as a strategic advisor and consultant offering expert advice on contracts,
In his previous roles he led the work for overseeing planning, implementation of workforce education programs, budgeting and finance, public relations and coalition-building. In addition, he has led public education policy advocacy in the areas of early childhood, K-12, at-promise youth, workforce programs and higher education.

Dr. Johnson also has experience implementing accountability systems and managed over $35 million in funds to support students, educators, overseeing programs that support college students, middle and high school students, children with special needs, and engaged stakeholders and prepared students for success both within and beyond the classroom. Dr. Johnson began his career as an alternative education teacher, since that time Dr. Johnson has worked in a wide range of leadership positions in education for over 20 years.  He has dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice, a Master of Science degree in Public Administration & Public Policy and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy & Evaluation.

Dr. Johnson has served as Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Vice President for Partnerships, Dean, Career and Technical Education Director, Chief for State-Managed Schools, Associate Director, Senior Director of Programs and Training, Assistant Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, interim Deputy Assistant Superintendent, Associate Dean, Senior Education Consultant, Executive Director and Chief of School Supports, Field Experience Coordinator, Turnaround High School Principal, Pre-Service Teacher Education Coordinator, Principal and Executive Director of Community-Based Programs. Alternative Education Teacher, and High School Intervention Teacher among other roles.

He has classroom-based experiences and educational leadership. Additionally, he taught in the Colleges of Education and School of Arts & Sciences at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, George Washington University, Barry University, Strayer University and Westwood College. He has successfully administered programs in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, and South Carolina. His primary areas of professional interests include urban school-turnaround strategies, African-American male achievement, supports of first-generation college students, and urban school fiscal stewardship and capacity. Dr. Johnson lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.




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