• IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 •

Roy L. Johnson, M.A.This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and backgrounds. Roy Johnson, M.S., directs evaluation work at the IDRA and is the lead author and researcher for IDRA’s annual school attrition study. He manages many of the organization’s research and evaluation activities, ranging from federal to corporate funded projects, international to national, state to local in scope. Mr. Johnson has more than three decades of experience in educational evaluation and research at all educational levels from elementary, secondary and post-secondary. From his youth, Roy has had an interest in equal opportunity and has providentially worked in settings focusing on equity of opportunity in employment and in education. Following his graduation with a master’s degree in urban studies, he worked for two years as an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action officer. After this tenure, he joined IDRA where he has focused on equal opportunity in education for over three decades. Beyond his professional endeavors with IDRA, Roy’s life is characterized by his commitment to his faith and family. Hailing from a family of 14 including his parents and 11 siblings, he was reared to be committed to his faith in God and his loyalty and devotion to family, both immediate and extended.

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[©2015, IDRA. This article originally appeared in the October 2015 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]