Social Studies Director
Dorena Johnson is Atmosphere’s Social Studies Director. Previously, she served as the Director of Humanities at Harlem Children’s Zone Charter School. There she was one of the founding teachers of Promise Academy II High School with her World History and AP World courses. As Director of Humanities, Ms. Johnson oversaw the History, English, Spanish, Art, and Elective courses. She supported her diverse team through curriculum development, observation, feedback, lesson plan review, and professional development. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Adolescent Education and History with a minor in Leadership Studies from SUNY Fredonia, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration History, and an Master of Education in School Building Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is certified and dedicated to Restorative Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Ms. Johnson is a passionate leader, ready to innovate education with her Atmosphere family.