Duchesne Academy welcomes Dorothy Johnson, as its new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Ms. Dorothy Johnson’s responsibilities include connecting with all members of the Duchesne community to promote inclusion in every facet of school life.

Johnson comes to Duchesne from Metro Community College where she was the Concurrent Enrollment Navigator overseeing the Millard Early College High School Program. Prior to that, she served as an Administrative Director for the Basic Hope Foundation, managing the SOAR program (structured teaching, opportunities for social inclusion, active learning, and rigor) for students with autism at Nathan Hale, Morton, McMillan, and Monitored middle schools.

Johnson has years of experience in hiring and recruiting initiatives with a concentration on diversity and inclusion. She is an active member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce serving on the advisory committee for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her free time, Johnson has coached volleyball for North High School and the Urban Omaha volleyball teams since 2009.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Grambling State University and is working on her master’s degree from Bellevue University.

When asked about taking on the role of DEl director Johnson said, “I’m excited to utilize my diversity experience for Duchesne. I can see there are many good inclusion programs already in place. Who wouldn’t be happy since this community just exudes an atmosphere of welcome.”

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