Johanna Mancia is a 6th grade ELA and social studies teacher at Real Journey Academy Middle School in Upland, CA. She has worked at three California charter schools, always serving a diverse demographic of students. Johanna is committed to learning from and contributing to the education community, and has attended and presented at multiple conferences including previous CCSA conferences and the National Charter School Conference. She believes in providing a "whole child" education and honoring student choice. She strives to create a classroom culture that allows students to be bold, safely make mistakes, and learn from each other.