David J. Johns

David J. Johns


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David Johns is executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Prior to joining the Department, Johns was a senior education policy advisor to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) under the leadership of Sen. Tom Harkin. Before working for the Senate HELP committee under Chairman Harkin. Johns served under the leadership of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Johns also was a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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