Jessica Johnson

Jessica is the Director  of Policy and Legal Initiatives at the Colorado League of Charter Schools, a membership association representing Colorado’s charter school sector. At the League, Jessica focuses on policy and legal issues related to K-12 education and charter school specific matters at the local, state and federal level. She also provides resources and guidance to charter schools on a variety of legal, regulatory, community and facilities issues.  Jessica began working with the League out of a desire to get involved in the non-profit world, and quickly developed a deep appreciation for the role that charter public schools play in our education system. Education is not one-size-fits-all, and charter schools provide more choice and diversity to our public education system so that each student can find a school that is the best fit in reaching his/her fullest potential. Charter schools are also focal points of innovation and community involvement, allowing the parents and communities that the schools serve to truly have a voice in their students’ education. Before coming to the League, Jessica worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in corporate and employment law. When not working at the League Jessica enjoys hiking, spending time in the mountains, going to Denver Nuggets games, spending time with friends and families, and going on wine tastings. Jessica received a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, and her law degree from the College of William and Mary Law School.