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LaToya Johnson

Part Time Faculty

Office: 15-212

Mailstop: 15-1


Greetings Scholars! Please allow me to introduce myself…

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Arts degree in History from Southeastern Louisiana University.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. My family and I moved to WA in 2014, but we returned home to Louisiana in 2020 because we wanted to be closer to our family during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before I began teaching here, I was involved in equity and inclusion work at The Evergreen State College in the aftermath of the 2017 protest. Currently, I am a IT Business Analyst working at The Evergreen State College AND I teach History and African American Experience at Highline College. I also teach Organizational Behavior at South Seattle College.

Since the age of 13-years-old, I have active in social justice. With the assistance of Representative Beth Doglio and the championship of Mona Das, former WA State Senator, I was able to pass my bill, Senate Bill 5044, “Concerning professional learning, equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system.”

I also believe in anti-racist teaching and that I play a critical role in disrupting racism and decolonizing our curriculum. I do not believe in remaining silent because I do not abide by being complacent. My commitment to students is to listen to them and learn from them. In my classroom, students have agency as collaborators in their education.

Spring 2024

Arranged or Online

EGS 137 1YCF-OL (35097)

African American Experience