Ambrosia Johnson fearlessly pursues what sets her soul on fire: ensuring that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ambrosia has seen more stories of failure than stories of success for children that reside in the inner city. Driven by this injustice, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education at Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education. Following her undergraduate schooling, Ambrosia joined UnCommon Schools as a Lead K and first grade teacher at North Star Academy. She has remained on the UnCommon team ever since, serving as a kindergarten teacher and phonics instructional coach at Excellence Girls Charter School, a K-8 school in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. This past summer she was honored for her work at Excellence Girls, earning the distinction of ‘Teacher of the Year’ from the Community Board Three Subcommittee of Education and Youth.

In addition to her work with UnCommon, Ambrosia is an On-Camera Teacher for ZEARN, an online math program that teaches through digital lessons and small group instruction. She also recently returned to her alma mater, Relay Graduate School of Education, as an Adjunct Professor, teaching and coaching first-year teachers.

It is with fierce determination and a relentless spirit that Ambrosia plans to found and lead a high-performing charter school in Brooklyn, New York, where students, pushed to their highest potential, will feel academically challenged, loved, and protected.