Claudette Johns is a graduate of the MPA program at KU. As a teacher and union member, Johns bargained some of the earliest contracts with school boards in Kansas. Later, as a school board member, Johns bargained from the management perspective. She has additional experience at the federal level working for a U.S. Congressman and 20 years working for a state-wide nonprofit organization. She has extensive experience as a trainer in collective bargaining for a national nonprofit, has participated in dozens of mediations with the Federal Mediation and Conciliatory Service, and has worked with diverse groups to achieve bargaining laws and contracts that work for all parties.