Welcome to Mrs. Johnson's First Grade - Room 115
My Education & Teaching BackgroundI was born in New York and have lived in Texas for most of my life; since 8th grade. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Data Processing and Analysis and worked as a Project Manager at CSC (Insurance Software Developer) before pursuing my dream of teaching. I am certified in Early Childhood - 6th Grade.I served as PTA Vice President of Fundraising for 7 years at the former McCoy where my children attended. I taught Title(reading and math; grades 3-5) for 2 years at McCoy before getting my First Grade classroom at the "new" McCoy. My first five years in the classroom have been a memorable and extremely rewarding experience. I am excited about this year and look forward to watching my new scholars growth physically, socially and intellectually!
Georgetown has been my home since 1994 where my husband, Dave, and I have raised our 3 children, Eric (2014 UT Grad) who works in Chicago for Uber as a Regional Operations Manager, Emily (2017 UT Grad) who works as a Production Media Specialist for UT Football (Hook 'Em) and Amanda (2015 GHS Salutatorian) who is a junior at Houston Baptist University and plays on the Women's basketball team. We have 2 labrador retrievers, Shafer and Beau, and 2 cats, Squeaky and Ugg (funny story ... ask me sometime). I LOVE sports (and teamwork) and enjoy crafting, hiking and graphic artistry. I am very proud that my daughter, Amanda, designed the McCoy Bobcat logo. I am thrilled to be teaching in GISD where my children have received their quality and empowering education.
I have a wonderfully talented first grade team and Mrs. Stephenson was Emily and Amanda's first grade teacher! We are a collaborative and positive team and we will make this a great year for your scholar. I am excited to be part of McCoy and the amazing opportunities that await your scholar.
My hope and desire is to inspire the scholars in my class to have a positive attitude,confidence and the ability to accept challenges no matter how big. I want to use my knowledge, experiences and ingenuity to excite my students about learning and foster creativity and help them reach their full potential. Most of all, I want to instill in my scholars the value of an education and the endless possibilities for success when you have knowledge, self-respect and determination.
There will be an abundance of hugs, encouragement, learning, giggles and friendship in our class. Our class motto is "Together, Everyone Achieves More". Please do not hesitate to contact me with concerns or questions. Partnering with me in communication will ensure that this year is a successful and growing year. Go McCoy Bobcats!