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Meet Tye Johnson

Tye Johnson serves as an educator at the University of Chicago Lab Schools, after serving many years in the Bright Red Apple Award winning Oak Park Public School district. She is a critically acclaimed artist with a studio in the world renowned Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. She received a bachelors in studio art/graphic design from Michigan State University and worked as a graphic designer/marketing specialist at the educational media company United Learning. She was instrumental in the start-up of their video streaming brand, now owned by Discovery Education. She holds a Masters of Art in Elementary Education from DePaul University and a Master of Science in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University.


As an educator, Tye has served as a teacher leader on various committees and as Vice President of the Oak Park District 97's Teacher Union, the second largest teacher's union in Illinois. Tye loves her students and is committed to teaching them about social justice, involving them in fundraising projects and inspiring them to be social change agents. She has also worked on countless start-up companies and has planned events featuring Grammy-award winning artists such as Beyonce' and Chris Brown. Additionally, she served as the board vice chair of the Dreamcatcher Foundation, an organization that specializes in prevention and intervention of human trafficking.


Tye has served as a mentor for at-risk youth and does motivational speaking and workshops to empower other women. She is also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and a certified Reiki practitioner.  Her passion lies in empowering people to be who they were created to be and to this end she has dedicated her life to finding creative ways to spread love in order to touch and change lives.

A world traveler, Tye spent a few years in Dubai and served as the Innovative Learning Coordinator for the only progressive school in the nation. While there, she also showcased her artwork and partnered with companies to develop new initiatives for innovative practices.


Interested in booking Tye for a speaking engagement? Her broad array of experiences and talent, mixed with her authenticity and heart, makes this humanitarian a dynamic speaker on topics such as relationships and creativity. She mixes humor with wit to captivate audiences and leaves them empowered and inspired.


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