DJ Photo2Darlington Johnson was born on February 21, 1997 in Southfield, Michigan.   At the age of ten, she knew her career goals would involve children.  She is very passionate about helping children, and seeing them happy.  Darlington created the character Layla the Ladybug while in middle school when a class assignment turned into three children books. Darlington has written books based on her personal experiences and from the challenges of other children. Her goal is to continue the sequel, using the Layla character to help encourage children with positive solutions.

Currently, Darlington is a full-time student in college, and she is studying human services and education. She plans to graduate with a bachelor degree in 2019. While in college, Darlington babysits sometimes on the weekends, and she is a part-time teacher at a private daycare.  After college, her career goal is to continue to be an author of children’s book and work full-time at a school district. Darlington plans to continue to encourage children through her career and also by publishing children’s books.

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This is where it all started – IN THE CLASSROOM






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