Christine Johns-Harris is a native New Yorker, who now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, and African-American Studies, and her graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Urban Education, from Columbia University Teachers College.
She began her career in preschool and early childhood education, as an itinerant special education teacher, serving communities and schools in the Bronx, NY. Since relocating to Atlanta, she has continued to support students and families as a middle school special education teacher, special education coordinator, curriculum developer, district instructional coach, charter school board member, advocate, and professional development facilitator and consultant.
Her experience ranges from early childhood, through high school, and adult learning, rural, urban, and suburban districts, and across traditional public school, charter school, and virtual school environments. While much of her career has focused on special education and literacy development, she also supports schools, leaders, and teachers with Social-Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, Muti-tiered Systems of Support, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
In 2018, Christine established Johns-Harris Consulting, in order to provide non-profits, community organizations, schools, and families with creative solutions, including, but not limited to leadership and academic coaching, customized professional development and facilitation, keynote addresses, and special education advocacy. Christine has enjoyed serving students and teachers for the past 25 years.