Edith Johns

Edith Johns

Edith Johns has amassed decades of knowledge navigating school systems in and surrounding Los Angeles, California to ensure educational excellence for her son, David J. Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, daughter Melinda Johns, an optician and granddaughter Jordyn Stone a 6th grader.  A fierce advocate for access to high quality educational opportunities, Ms. Johns was born in Austin, Texas, attended Northridge University, and currently resides in Inglewood, California.

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  6. @essencefest: Broadway's Best: Phylicia Rashad at The Public Theater's opening night celebration of 'The Fortress Of Solitude' in NYC....
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