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Johnson, Joanne

Ms. Johnson  "Ms. JJ"



  1. Human Body Systems (Honors)

  2. AP Biology/Medical Interventions (Bio 131)

  3. Human Body Systems

  4. Prep


Growing up in a New York suburb perched on Long Island Sound allowed my eight siblings and me to enjoy water-filled summers rich with seaside adventures.  Nature, nature shows, and sports were a staple of our family life.  I continued the tradition with my five children from their earliest years to their current young adults status.  In 2000 we “came west” and now revel in the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean.  I am passionate about teaching and feel amazingly fortunate to have a career that allows me the opportunity to positively impact students’ lives.   For more than twenty five years I have been shaping science curriculum, school initiatives, and community outreach.  On each coast I have taught an array of sciences, always striving to educate the whole student, grooming each child for both academic and personal success.  My undergraduate years at Fordham University in New York City sparked my desire to especially impact urban public education.  Implementing the small school initiative at Kearny BST has flamed that commitment and fostered partnerships with amazing professional communities.  How fortunate I am to be able to do what I love …  Here’s to the thrill of opening windows to the mind and heart, seeding possibilities that ripple outward …