George Lucas Educational Foundation

Hillary Johnson

Educational consultant and advocate

Hillary Johnson, Ed.D., is an educational consultant and advocate for powerful learning environments for students of all ages who has taught students from kindergarten to doctoral candidates. Most recently, Hillary served as the chief learning officer for Citizens of the World Charter Schools, a national network of intentionally diverse schools. Throughout her 25-year career as a network leader, instructional coach, teacher, and consultant, Hillary has drawn on her social and emotional skills to help organizations, schools, and teachers improve performance by framing issues, building teams, leading difficult conversations, and facilitating problem solving. Hillary earned her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a member of its Urban Superintendents Program.


  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Academic Standards Require Social-Emotional Skills

    An excerpt from an Aspen Institute report highlighting the close connection between social and emotional skills and college- and career-ready standards.