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Who is LaJoy?

LaJoy Johnson-Law is a Ward 8 resident with a beautiful special needs daughter named Abria who attends Rocketship Legacy Academy Public Charter School. LaJoy is heavily involved in the education landscape in D.C., previously serving as a Board Member at AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School and currently sits on the Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE) board and Thrive by Five Coordinating Council as a parent member.  In addition, she also serves as President of the University of Phoenix DMV Alumni Chapter Association.  She is a parent leader at Rocketship Public Charter School, where Abria is enrolled in the 3rd Grade. She is constantly inspired by her daughter, who was born at 23 weeks and 1 pound 6 ounces. 

Motivated by her advocacy for Abria and other children like her, she has also volunteered as a classroom paraprofessional at St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School.  LaJoy currently works at Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) to continue her advocacy efforts for families who have children with disabilities. LaJoy holds an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix.