Plainfield High School
Subject taught: Anatomy/Physiology; Asst. Marching Band Director; Director of Winter Percussion Ensemble
# of years teaching: 11
Family Info: Kriquet Kidwell (girlfriend) - 4th grade teacher for Wayne Township; Joe Johnson (father) - Science teacher, Asst. girls' bball coach at Mooresville HS; Kathy Johnson (mother) - secretary at Mooresville HS; Brian Johnson (brother) - offshore racing boat mechanic
The thing I love most about my job is that I have the opportunity to play a role each day in helping teenagers make decisions about their future careers. I view my job as being a person who provides a learning environment that closely resembles a college classroom so that students can learn techniques now that will help them be more successful when they move on to their post secondary education. So while I may not be helping them make their final decisions on career choices, I find great satisfaction in knowing that I am indirectly preparing them to get the most out of their college experience so that they CAN make those final career choices when the appropriate time comes. I love the interactions that I am able to have with students not only in the classroom, but also in the extracurricular activities that I've been privileged to be a part of throughout my 5 year tenure at PHS. I think that they have been instrumental in helping me to become a better educator, and hopefully, those interactions have shown my students that I genuinely care about their futures.