Asya Johnson, Principal

Longwood Preparatory Academy

Dr. Asya Johnson began her career in education almost a decade ago as a teacher in her hometown of Philadelphia. Dr. Johnson recently received her doctorate in Education Management and Leadership at Drexel University. Dr. Johnson also holds an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership for Change from Bank Street College; an M.Ed. in Special Education from Holy Family University and a B.A. in English from Delaware State University and was nominated as a Cahn Fellow for Distinguished Principals through Teacher’s College at Columbia University.


She has held several positions at a charter school in Harlem, including principal. Dr. Johnson also served as the Director of Special Education Programs for the New York City Department of Education’s District 79, where she assisted with the creation of Special Education instruction for incarcerated youth in secured detention and on Riker’s Island. Serving as a member of the New York City’s Diversity Advisory Group, Dr. Johnson assisted with developing recommendations for diversity in admissions to public schools, most of which were approved by Mayor de Blasio. She continues to advocate for racial justice and educational equity.