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Anika Walker-Johnson Appointed Milton’s First Director of Residential Life

Anika Walker-Johnson launched her boarding school career in 2001 at Tabor Academy, where she taught English and served for 17 years in both boys’ and girls’ dormitories. For four years, Walker-Johnson also served as a head class advisor, and for five years she coordinated Tabor’s community service program. In 2007, she stepped into the role of dean of multicultural education and community life, chairing the Faculty Diversity Leadership Council and authoring the school’s statement of diversity and inclusion. She subsequently became Tabor’s first associate director of admission for multicultural recruitment. In 2018, Walker-Johnson became the director of equity and inclusion at Germantown Academy, a gender-inclusive day school with 1,200 students. There she collaborated with senior administrators to develop and implement the school’s equity and inclusion goals across three divisions, chaired the Equity & Inclusion Leadership Team, consulted on student disciplinary cases, partnered with counselors to support restorative practices, and cochaired the Black Family Alliance.

Education: What Lies Ahead?

The events of the past several years have been especially challenging for the field of education. But the circumstances of these times have also brought about the potential for growth and innovation. Some of Milton’s alumni and teachers share their perspectives.