My name is Mrs. Johnson, while it is easy to pronounce, you wouldn't believe the problems that come with having a VERY common name. I graduated from Miami University - twice! First, I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and then with a Master's Degree in Elementary Math. I know you may be thinking, Math? That's another long story.
I have been with Southwest Local Schools for 33 years. I taught computer education classes at all six elementary schools for 11 years and taught fourth grade for 17 years at Harrison Elementary. In 2012, I finally graduated and moved to 5th grade! Where I have been happily teaching Reading and Language Arts for 4 years. In 2008, I was honored to be selected as Harrison Elementary Teacher of the Year. I have also been included in Who's Who's in American Education. Those awards are nice, but the best reward is hearing from former students. I LOVE to read, I LOVE to teach reading, and I LOVE helping my students LOVE to learn too!
My husband and I have two children who are young adults and work full time. We have several four-legged "children" too: our dogs - Max and Harley, our cat - Tigger, and our horse -Johnny. No, I don't own a zoo!
Our family loves to travel. We have been to Chicago, Myrtle Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Guatemala, and Australia. When I'm not off traveling, I enjoy reading, swimming, gardening and spending time with my family.
I look forward to working closely with both students and parents to make this an amazing year.