Degrees and Certifications:
BA Zoology, University of Texas Teaching Credential, National University M.Ed, Texas State University Gifted and Talented Endorsement
Welcome to Mrs. Johnson’s 4th Grade GT class at Discovery Elementary! I am so excited to start working with each of you as we embark on an exciting year of learning and fun.
I thought you may want to learn a little bit about me, so here are some highlights. I moved to Idaho in January of 2020 from Austin, Texas, and my background is very diverse. I started off with a degree in Zoology from the University of Texas, and I have worked as a Chemist and as a Research and Development (R&D) Scientist. I married my college sweetheart and travelled around the US while he was a pilot in the Marine Corps. I went back to school for my education degree and then for a Masters in Elementary Education. This will be my 13th year of teaching, and I have worked in the Gifted and Talented field for over 5 years.
I have two amazing kids who are now 22 and 24 years old! My daughter graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and is working in France as a teacher. My son just graduated from Vanderbilt University, and is an Ensign in the Navy. The final member of our family is our 6-month-old chocolate Lab, Zelda. She got her name from the Legend of Zelda video game, and she is the sweetest pup you’ll ever meet! In my free time, I like to explore places (especially here in Idaho!), read good books, play backgammon, watch movies, hike, and bike.
I am very much looking forward to meeting you and getting the year off to a great start! See you soon!