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Subjects Taught
English I

Education

I recieved my Bachelor's from The University of Memephis in January of 2013.  I recieved my Master's in Education from Union University in December of 2017.



Experience

This 2018-2019 will be my first year teaching my own classroom.  I did a semester of student teaching at Robert Ellis Middle School and Hendersonville High School in 2017.  I was a substitute teacher for Sumner County Schools from 2016-2018. 



Bio

Hello, I am Lisa Johnson.  My family and I just moved back to the area from Nashville.  We are orignally from here, I graduated from the University of Memphis.  I have two young boys, one starting kindergarten and one just getting started with life, he is six months old. I enjoy reading just about anything I can get my hands on, especially American and Bristish literature.  I enjoy cycling and running in my free time, which is rare. 

I have always believed that teaching is one of the most important occupations one can hold.  Educating the future generations will impact not only our children's future, but the world.  I have wanted to be a teacher for a very long time.  After having my first son and watching him grow and develop I realized how passionate I was about education.  Helping my son learn and understand new things has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I wanted to be able to reach others as well.

My philosophy for teaching is to create a safe, warm, and positive learning environment for eacah of my students. I believe all children are bright, capable, and enthusiastic learning given the right tools and atmosphere. All students learn differently, so offering a variety of learning styles is essential. We will have small-group exercises, explore concepts together, and work towards goals as a team.  Having family support and involvement will encourage students to work even harder to achieve their academics goals.
We will all collaborate to ensure every student is successful.  I will be a teacher with a growth mindset, and I will also encourage this mindset in all my students, so that everyone in the classroom can progress.  Carol Dweck explores the importance of having a growth midset and establishing a growth mindset in your students.  Using this theory I can ensure that my students will continuely strive to make progress and knowledge gains in my classroom and beyond.