Tish Johnson

Managing Director, External Relations and Communications

Tish Johnson, JD is the Managing Director of External Relations and Communications for BRICK Education Network.

Tish brings almost 20 years of combined financial, government, legal and corporate experience to BEN where she leads the community engagement, recruitment, communications and marketing teams. As a former legislative aide for the City of Newark Municipal Council; she was responsible for establishing community partnerships and relationship management, developing and implementing community programs and initiatives, and analyzing impending policies.

Tish founded The Groundwork Agency, a capacity building firm, where she consulted traditional public and charter schools, nonprofit organizations, and municipal departments to ensure they are reaching their maximum potential by developing meaningful programming and forming collaborative partnerships that allowed them to tremendously impact the communities they serve.

Tish received her BA in Economics from Spelman College and Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.She has completed the 50CAN Education Advocacy, Education Pioneers, and Leadership Newark Fellowships. She is also a former adjunct professor at Essex County Community College

Tish Johnson is a board member of the After School All Stars, I Have A Dream Foundation-New Jersey and Girls: Live, Love, Laugh, Inc. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.