Michelyn Johnson

Michelyn Johnson Project Manager

The Office of Family and Community Engagement, Denver Public Schools

Graduating Class: 2016

Industry: Project Management and Social Impact/Community Service


Michelyn Johnson is currently working at Denver Public Schools as a Project Manager with the Office of Family and Community Engagement. Michelyn is a strong advocate of closing the education gap for minority students as well as the diversity gap between students and teachers within Denver Public Schools. She has helped to build relationships with a number of Historically Black Institutions and their College of Education to bring in more teachers that are diverse to DPS. Michelyn is currently working on a student to teacher pipeline to get DPS students to return in teaching roles when they graduate from college. Her professional interest focuses on diversity within Denver Public Schools and ensuring students of color are not left behind academically.

Michelyn has establish a nonprofit called RISE 5280 that offers mentorship to high school students of color and the opportunity to attend yearly HBCU Tours. Michelyn is also a founding member of C.H.I.C (Collaborative Healing Initiatives within Community), which is a program to help women whom been affected by gangs in any sort of capacity and who are in a critical transitional period of their life.


June 2014 | Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management

June 2012 | Bachelor of Science (BA) in Management/Human Resources


February 2017 | Project Manager for The Office of Family and Community Engagement
Denver Public Schools | 3955 N Steele St. Denver, CO 80205

The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), uses multi-generation strategies to serve families and students attending low performing schools. By leveraging community and business partnerships, programs and services are coordinated to empower parents to partner with their children’s schools to improve student educational outcomes. There is a particular emphasis to focus on outreach efforts to ensure equity and remove barriers to success.

May 2016 | Founder/CEO
RISE 5280 | 18957 E Randolph Place Denver, CO 80249

Develop curriculum and programming for high school students in the Denver Metro area to support them throughout their education. This includes mentoring 20+ students, providing social and emotional supports, routine checkups at their schools and taking them on two college tours a year.

October 2015 | Talent Acquisition Specialist
Denver Public Schools | 1860 Lincoln St Denver, CO 80203

Recruit, cultivate, develop and support pipelines of high potential candidates to fill existing and future teaching positions. I assisted in the development and execution of the recruitment and staffing strategy to increase candidate diversity. I also provided selection support to 30-40 high need schools to help fill teacher vacancies.

June 2013 | September 2015 Assistant Human Resource Director
Clayton Early Learning | 3801 Martin Luther King Denver, CO 80203

Supported our operating units by implementing human resources programs; solving performance problems. Implemented human resources programs by providing human resources services, including recruiting, staffing, employment processing, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, employee relations and retention, completing personnel transactions and maintaining HRIS system.

January 2009 | June 2013 Human Resource Generalist
Tyco Integrated Security | 14000 Exposition Ave Aurora, CO 80014

Assist the human resource department with administrative duties, pre-employment testing, drug testing, I9’s, setting up interviews, training, orientation, investigations, retention, employee relations, benefit administration and entering applicants in Taleo.