An interview with Ryan Johnson, Site Coordinator in Inglewood
Meet one of our Site Coordinators for Inglewood Unified, Ryan Johnson. Get to know why he’s passionate about working with our youth below!
Where are you from and how did you end up at arc?
I was born and raised in Carson, CA. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree at Antioch University with the hope of becoming an Elementary School teacher. I began working in the field of education in 2009 at a charter school for 2 years as a campus aide, then transitioned to after school shortly after. I had heard arc had taken over the school where I was once Site Coordinator. After learning more about the company, I felt that their culture would be a nice one to work in.
What do you do at arc?
I am the Site Coordinator for Warren Lane Elementary School in Inglewood. In a nutshell, my duties are to shape and mold lives. The lives that I speak of are not just the students of Warren Lane, but also our Program Leaders. I want to make sure that the students are empowered to do anything they set their minds to and I try my best to do the same with the Program Leaders. While I also do the little things, like tracking attendance and turning in paperwork, the big picture of my job is to make a difference.
“You enter some companies and you may never cross paths with the CEO or President, but here they go out of their way to greet you and make sure you have everything at your site.”
What do you love most about working with youth?
I love working with the kids, interacting with all the different personalities and seeing them grow into scholars. What I love the most is being able to help them along the way. After struggling and working through something, the moment you see the lightbulb flash inside their head and finally grasp what they are being taught means the world to me.
What do you love most about working at arc?
What I love most about working at arc is the people. They make you feel like you belong, that you are apart of the arc family. You enter some companies and you may never cross paths with the CEO or the President, but here they go out of their way to greet you and make sure you have everything at your site.