The Indiana Afterschool Network has promoted Jamie Johnson to president. She has been with IAN since 2012 when she started as vice president. Johnson has more than 20 years of youth-serving experience.

She started her career as a high school English teacher and later served as an assistant principal focusing on curriculum and instruction. Her commitment to quality education and innovation led her to Walt Disney Development as director of curriculum and learning where she served as the liaison between the innovation school and corporate initiatives. In 2002, Johnson moved to Indiana and worked as chief creative officer for Inquisitive Kids, an educational nonprofit that provided more than 70,000 free resources to schools and afterschool programs. She has been an educational consultant for the Indiana Department of Education, Learn More Indiana, College Mentors for Kids and other youth serving organizations.

IAN is helping to transform learning beyond the school day so that Indiana youth and families have access to high quality afterschool and summer programs. At the heart of these programs are the youth professionals who work every day to foster individual strengths, expand opportunities and to amplify successes.