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Mrs. B. Johnson
This will be my twenty-third year at Southwest Elementary. I have been teaching for 35 years. This year I am teaching fourth grade again. I will be teaching all subjects. 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 Wingate University with his Masters Degree. He is living and working in Charlotte, NC as an athletic trainer. Ryan got married last winter to his wonderful wife Rianne. Ashley, my daughter, graduated from Southwest High and William Peace University in Raleigh. She is working for State Employees Credit Union in Raleigh and recently earned her Masters Degree from UNCP. She and her boyfriend, Devin, recently bought a new home in Clayton.
There are also two furry creatures residing in our house. One of our wonderful dogs is Oreo. She is a German short haired 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 member is a Chocolate Lab named Tucker. He just turned one and is full of puppy energy. They both have their own personality and provide much entertainment and love. Our family wouldn't be complete without our furbabies!
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 - 2021 Fourth Grade--12 years