Dr. Kim Johnson
I have been employed by the Paulding County School System for twenty-four years. I graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, completed my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, my Masters of Science in Educational Administration, and my doctorate in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in curriculum & instruction. My dissertation "The Effects of Autism on Families and Educators, a Case Study" was completed and published in January 2006.
I am happily married to a retired US Army Master Sergeant. We have three children. My daughter is a U.S. Army veteran, is a graduate of Liberty University and blessed me with my grand-daughter on St. Patrick's Day 2014. My oldest son is also an Army veteran and a graduate of Liberty University. Our youngest son is a 2017 graduate of Paulding County High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to graduation and is stationed at Scoffield Barracks, HI. All three children are Nebo Elementary Alumni.
My passion is US History and recently discovered that I share a grandfather with President Thomas Jefferson. Completely explains why I love Monticello and the Jefferson Memorial. Three summers ago I spent 7 days participating in the George Washington Teacher's Institute and living at Mount Vernon (George Washington's farm). Oh what fun! Last year I attended the George Family Reunion (Jefferson family) in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and will be attending our second family reunion this year.
Mission For The Class
My mission as a teacher is to make every child feel worthwhile, to instill in them a desire to learn and reach their full potential. Everyday I will treat my students with respect, show compassion and strive to understand their needs. I will be responsible for maintaining high expectations for each of my students and I will hold all students responsible for meeting these expectations. I will be in attendance every day to teach and I will expect my students to be at school every day to learn. I will focus on the abilities and strengths of my students and influence them in positive ways so that students' lives are forever changed.
"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."
~ Whitney Houston