Pashawn Johnson is a Detroit resident and proud graduate of the Detroit Public Schools system, Wayne State University (Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education-Mathematics and Spanish, Master of Arts, Mathematics Education) and University of Detroit Mercy (Master of Arts-Educational Leadership). She began her mission over 15 years ago in Detroit Public Schools, teaching Mathematics and Spanish. She also taught adult education classes. During her career, she gravitated to leadership becoming Lead World Language teacher, School Improvement Chair and eventually Assistant Principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Sr High School, a small learning community. She moved from the small learning community, becoming Principal of Osborn High School where she converted three small learning communities into one comprehensive high school.
As her mission continues to support life long learners, she was selected to lead the first wall to wall Montessori school in Detroit Public Schools Community District, a public Montessori school. Pashawn is now the proud Principal of Edmonson Montessori Elementary School where her goal is to create and maintain a community of learners utilizing the Montessori philosophy of education, that provides a joy for learning from a concrete to abstract focus while supporting development of independence and social justice through grace and courtesy to primary through upper elementary students.