Dr. Andree Scown-Johnson
Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Dr. Andree Scown-Johnson into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her outstanding leadership and training. Dr. Scown-Johnson is one of few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided. Her work as a school superintendent in Oregon and Idaho sparked her curiosity and concern about the lack of training for leaders in the social and emotional skills necessary for effective leadership. So she spent the past three years researching the key competencies underlying socially and emotionally intelligent leaders and drew some clear conclusions about what can be done to help leaders improve in these areas. Dr. Andree Scown-Johnson completed her doctorate and felt so inspired by what she had discovered that she left her role as an administrator to establish a center to provide social and emotional training and consultation services to leaders. Dr. Scown-Johnson is available for High End Keynote Speaking Invitations.
Dr. Andrée Scown-Johnson began her dynamic career as an educator teaching in a variety of settings and grade levels from elementary, middle and high school, to university instruction. Her K-12 experience culminated with nine years of service as a superintendent in Oregon and Idaho. The need for strong social and emotional skills in the midst of leading change became obvious as did the lack of training in these critical areas for educational leaders. Her concerns led her to step into the academic world to study these needs as well as the competencies underlying a leader's social and emotional intelligence. The results of her research revealed that educational leadership programs provide little or no training in the social and emotional aspects of effective leadership. Interestingly, the university directors she interviewed identified competence in these skills as highly important and necessary for successful leadership. These findings, coupled with her own experience of successfully leading change in her districts and community, inspired her to look for an avenue for providing training in social and emotional skills for a variety of leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions. From this, the Center for Social & Emotional Leadership was born. In addition to completing her PhD in Educational Leadership, Dr. Scown-Johnson has received training from UC San Diego's Rady Center for Executive Development and the Institute for Mindful Leadership in New York. She is a past participant of the Social and Emotional Learning Summer Institute at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Additional training in the use of negotiation, effective communication, diversity and principles of change leadership at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education round out her repertoire. Along with running the Center for Social & Emotional Leadership, Dr. Scown-Johnson teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member for Northwest Nazarene University's graduate programs in educational leadership. According to the company’s website, “CSE Leadership provides cutting-edge training to help leaders improve the way they work with and through people to lead effective change and growth in their organizations. Research shows that leaders who have strong social and emotional intelligence are the most successful leaders.” Dr. Scown-Johnson offers training through individual and team consultations, on-site coaching, seminars and retreats. There, the leaders can develop the level of social and emotional intelligence necessary to increase staff morale, motivation, cohesiveness and efficiency.