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Wellyna Johnson Patterson

English Instructional Coach


Wellyna Johnson Patterson comes to the Hollyhock C8 Project Team with nearly a decade of experience in public education. As a first-generation Liberian American, she is committed to honoring the multifaceted identities of her students and colleagues, encouraging them to bring their full, rich selves to the work. Dedicated to the art and science of literacy instruction, she has served as an ELA teacher, department chair, cross-curricular instructional team leader, and professional learning facilitator. She owes the development of her pedagogical approach and renewed commitment to social justice education to the vivacious students from Atlanta’s historic Westside who have been models of how to live authentically and unapologetically. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two ebullient children.