Dr. Silvia Romero-Johns, Assistant Superintendent in the Office of English Learners
Dr. Silvia Romero-Johnson has devoted her professional career as a public school educator to district transformation on behalf of all learners with a special focus on English Learners and emerging bilingual students. She began her career in her native country of Argentina. After immigrating to the USA, she served in a variety of capacities, including bilingual resource specialist, bilingual classroom mathematics teacher, and bilingual program support teacher within the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Madison, Wisconsin. She has led the district’s transition from transitional bilingual education to dual language immersion education. She was the principal of Nuestro Mundo Community School, the MMSD’s first two-way bilingual immersion charter school. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Office of Multilingual and Global Education. In addition, she teaches licensure courses for bilingual and dual language immersion education at several institutions of higher education. Dr. Romero-Johnson and her husband are the proud parents of two young adult children. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, writing, reading, and maintaining her yoga and mindfulness practice.