Derrick Johnson is an educator, entrepreneur, and funder. He is the founder of Edustory, a nonprofit that amplifies the stories, innovations, and collective impact of Asian American, Black, Latino, and Native American founders in education to accelerate racial equity in entrepreneurship and schools. Previously, Derrick was a partner and associate partner at CityBridge Education and NewSchools Venture Fund. Combined, he supported the launch of more than 75 innovative public schools and coached more than 100 entrepreneurs launching ventures across early childhood and K-12 education. Earlier in his career, Derrick was a teacher and school leader at two Blue Ribbon Schools in the Success Academy Charter Schools network.
Derrick earned degrees in education and business administration at Stanford University and Morehouse College. He is a Pahara Fellow and serves on the board of directors of the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition and multiple public charter schools across the country.