Lisa Johnson

English III & IV


About The Teacher


I received my Bachelor's from The University of Memphis in January of 2013, and my Master's in Education from Union University in December of 2017.


The 2022-2023 school year will be my fifth at HLHS.  I taught English II last year and enjoyed every minute.  I look forward to another great- year at HLHS.

I did my student teaching at Robert Ellis Middle School and Hendersonville High School in 2017 and was a substitute teacher for Sumner County Schools from 2016-2018. 

Philosophy of Learning:

I have always believed that teaching is one of the most important occupations one can hold.  Educating 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 each 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 mindset and establishing a growth mindset in your students.  Using this theory I can ensure that my students will continuously strive to make progress and knowledge gain in my classroom and beyond.



Parents and Students,

I am so excited for the 22-23 school year. We will be using a combination of on-line and hard copy learning materials. Students will need a school issued device to access their lessons and assignments. 


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Vocabulary Assignments:

These individual links will allow students to join their class if they are having trouble logging in.  All students should already have their log-in information as we have been using this site all semester. On this site, students will practice with different vocabulary words weekly.

Study Sync:

The bulk of our instruction and assignments will come from the study sync platform.  Students can access their study sync accounts using clever.  If you need more information about Study Sync, please feel free to contact me.

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