Melissa Lehmann, Principal
740 York Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-7300 | Get Directions
Ayoub Nigatu is the Behavior Intervention Specialist at John A. Johnson Elementary. Mr. Nigatu has worked in Saint Paul Public Schools for three years. Mr. Nigatu earned degrees in Sociology and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. He is currently in the the Masters Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls pursuing a School Counseling and Psychology degee.
The role of the Behavior Intervention Specialist is to ensure student growth both academically and socially. Mr. Nigatu works with students in the classroom to assist them with active participation. He works indiviually and with small groups to mediate conflicts and practice skills related to interpersonal and classroom success. Mr. Nigatu also collaborates with JAJ staff to develop and implement classroom-based interventions.
In his free time, Mr. Nigatu enjoys playing sports, particularly tennis and basketball. He is also a fan of '80s music and culture and enjoys playing chess. Mr. Nigatu is a life-long Minnesotan. Despite the frigid Minnesota winters, there’s no place he'd rather be. Mr. Nigatu has traveled to Italy and Ethiopia and would like to do more in the near future.
One thing that Mr. Nigatu loves about SPPS is the way JAJ students, their families, and staff work together to increase student success. As the JAJ community moves toward a better tomorrow, Mr. Nigatu envisions JAJ students as our future leaders and thinkers. Go Jaguars!
Mr. Nigatu can be reached at 651-793-7300.
Melissa Lehmann, Principal | 740 York Avenue | Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 793-7300 | Get Directions