Yvonne Johnson

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Yvonne Johnson
Wilmington, Delaware
Member Delaware PTA VIP Unit Bear, Delaware

Personal and Professional Information

  • Married, three grown children, one grandson
  • Family Engagement Consultant/ Grant Writer/ Cheerleading Coach
  • Lifelong volunteer

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Member of National PTA Resolutions Committee (2015 to present)
  • VP Advocacy, Past State President, Federal Legislative Chair, Delaware PTA( 2013 to present)
  • Chair of Nominations and Convention Committee, Delaware PTA ( 2015 to present)
  • Member of the Bylaws Committee, Delaware PTA ( 2013 to present)


Previous service includes:

  • National PTA Member Representative of the Board of Directors (2015-17)
  • State President, Delaware PTA (2011-13)
  • Member of the National PTA Field Service Committee (2013-15)
  • Member of National PTA Resolution and Position Statement Review Task Force (2014)
  • Common Core Wave 3 Lead, National PTA (2011-13)
  • Chair of State and Local Relationships ,Delaware PTA(2013-18)
  • State Legislative Chair, Delaware PTA (2006- 2011)
  • Regional Vice President, Delaware PTA( 2006-2012)

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Co-Chair Committee of Practitioners, Delaware Department of Education
  • Commissioner, Wilmington Education Improvement Commission
  • Member of the District/Charter Collaboration Committee, Delaware Department of Education
  • Member of the The Governor’s Commission on Trauma Informed Care
  • Member of the Delaware Pre K Advocacy Committee
  • Member of the Hope Trust Coalition for Delaware’s Children
  • Member of the ESSA Implementation Team Delaware Department of Education

Previous service includes:

  • Co-chair Red Clay Inclusion Committee
  • Chair of Red Clay/Colonial/Christina Referendum Steering Committee
  • Member of the Choice Preference Task Force, ESEA Coalition, Lt Governor’s Anti Bullying Coalition, Dropout Prevention Committee,
  • Member of the College and Career Readiness Steering Committee
  • Girl Scout troop leader/district leader, Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts
  • Co- Chair of Advocates for Children’s Education and Neighborhood Schools Coalition
  • Member of theData Privacy Task Force

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Membership Increase Award, National PTA
  • 2014 Shirley Igo Award Recipient National PTA
  • Lifetime Achievement Award National PTA, Delaware PTA and New Jersey PTA
  • Red Clay Hall of Fame Inductee (2016)
  • Tribute for volunteerism from General Assembly in Delaware Senate and House of Representatives (2013,2014,2015,2016,2017 and 2018)