Welcome to the In AWE Podcast where we amplify women by sharing their unique stories and empower a community through the mission in their message.
Series formats will highlight stories about seeking balance, resilience, faith, overcoming obstacles, and strategies to remove tethers that bind us from rising to our full potential. The podcast is a feature developed by Sarah Johnson, former English teacher and school principal turned author and entrepreneur. Join our community by using the #InAWEtoRISE hashtag.
Jenny Severson played college hoops at Lake Forest College, (Lake Forest, IL) and was part of two state championship runs at Madison East High School (Madison, WI). She’s a mom of three growing children (1st to 6th grade currently), married to Todd Johnson and lives in Long Lake, MN. Jenny loves teaching and was recruited […]
Sarah shares a reflection about overcoming by facing reality and setting boundaries to heal. Specifically, she reflects upon her interview with Amanda Florence Goodenough and her inspiring message about overcoming her own childhood trauma from overt racism against her family. Sarah reflects upon an example of facing reality to unlearn messaging from her upbringing and […]
Amanda Florence Goodenough (she/her/hers) is a dedicated educator operating from a cultural humility framework to center and elevate historically marginalized voices, promote belongingness and mattering, disrupt structural inequities, and advance intersectional social and racial justice. Amanda has over 15 years of professional experience in equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice efforts within a higher education setting. […]
Melissa Mann is a special education teacher with the Madison County School System. She has taught both self-contained and collaborative students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. Melissa is dually certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. She also has a Master’s in School Counseling and is a certified school counselor. Melissa has presented for […]