Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. B. Johnson
This will be my twenty-second year at Southwest Elementary. I have been teaching for 34 years. This year I am teaching fourth grade and will be team teaching with Mrs. Arrington. I will be teaching ELA and Social Studies while she teaches the Math and Science. Previously, I have taught a third/fourth grade combination class, third grade, first grade and Kindergarten. A few years ago I received my National Board Certification and have since renewed. I also keep busy with many committees at the school.
My family is very special to me. My husband is Tim and is a familiar face in the Southwest area. You may have seen him at school, at Onslow Pines Park, the soccer field, cub scouts, Scouts and a few other places. My son, Ryan graduated from Greensboro College with his Bachelors Degree and Wi
ngate University with his Masters Degree. He is living and working in Charlotte, NC as an athletic trainer. He will be getting married this December. Ashley, my daughter, graduated from Southwest High and William Peace University in Raleigh. She is working for State Employees Credit Union in Raleigh and currently working on her Masters Degree through UNC Pembrooke. She will graduate with her Masters Degree in November.
There are also three furry creatures residing in our house. One of our wonderful dogs is Oreo. She is a German shorthaired pointer and a hound dog mix. She is a love sponge. Her name fits her looks since she is black and white spotted. Our newest baby is a Chocolate Lab named Tucker. He is only 7 weeks old. Lots of puppy fun at my house. Socks, our 15 year old cat, is gray with four white paws. He provides much entertainment and love. They both have their own personality. Our family wouldn't be complete without any of these members.
I keep very busy with school and all of the aspects of teaching. I also stay very busy with the events in my children's lives. When I do have free time which isn't very often, I like to read, work in the yard, go to the beach and travel.
I have taught the following grades:
Kindergarten --10 years total
First Grade--3 years
1999 - 2009 Third Grade--9 years
2009 - 2010 Third and Fourth Grade Combination--1 year
2010 - 2020 Fourth Grade--11 years