Alisa Johnson

Alisa Johnson

Gifted 2nd Grade Teacher

My Why Story

I once heard a country and western singer interviewed who had been performing for over 50 years.  When asked why she stayed so long in the business she replied, “I am well-suited for this job.” I feel like I am well-suited for the job of teaching.  I am a life-long learner, I LOVE interacting with students and parents, I enjoy writing curricula, AND I thrive in a collaborative, professional learning environment.

I am a military kid – my father was career military.  My family moved a lot and outside of our home, school was always a safe, wonderful place for me – even with changing schools every three years.  I don’t remember a lot of my teachers but I do remember the classrooms, libraries and environments of the schools that I attended. I strive to bring that sense of “safe place” to learn, to grow, to experience to my classroom, JOHNSONVILLE.  I believe that only when students feel safe can the learning begin.