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April 5, 2023 70 mins

Lakeisha Johnson, PhD, returns to the READ Podcast for the second episode of LEAD on READ. Dr. Johnson, Director at The Village at FCRR, associate professor at Florida State University (FSU), and creator of Maya’s Book Nook, shares her leadership story from her childhood through her professional career. 

Dr. Johnson tells more about her partnership with Dr. Nicole Patton Terry in creating The Village to support and empower communities and schools. She cites stories and examples of how she has cultivated trust, shared ownership, and impact amongst stakeholders and partners. READers will gain actionable insights on

  • showing up as an authentic leader, 
  • empowering teams,
  • engaging in moments of reset and restoration, and 
  • cultivating collective impact in the communities we serve.

Do you want to learn more from this episode or LEAD on READ? Visit and the Episode #43 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources.

To connect with Dr. Lakeisha Johnson on Twitter, you can follow her (@DrJ_SLP or @mayasbooknook)  or learn more about her work at FCRR or Maya's Book Nook.

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Until next time, READers!

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