Ms. Johnson is a secondary school teacher at Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA). She started her teaching career in 2001 and has been teaching with ORCA since 2006. She holds a master of arts degree in teaching from George Fox University.
Ms. Johnson explains why she became a teacher below:
“I had some remarkable teachers growing up. Their influences and my own experiences as a parent made me want to become a teacher. I realized that sharing knowledge with others is the most exciting and rewarding talent that I possess. Like many teachers, I believe in the power of one person’s ability to make a difference. I think that teaching is the best avenue to improving our world. It is a privilege to work with students and see the world come alive through their eyes.
The best thing about working at ORCA is the one-on-one interaction with students and helping students succeed, talking to them often, and getting to work from home. I have the time and flexibility in this setting to really assist students with their academic struggles and share in their successes. LiveLesson® session time is always fun as well. I feel like I have real quality relationships with my students and their families at ORCA. Other benefits include awesome technology, the ability to make adjustments that individualize the curriculum for the needs and learning styles of students, and not having playground or hall duty!
I would tell a prospective family that parents play a major role at our school in assisting and monitoring their students, and they are highly valued and appreciated at ORCA.”
The best thing about working at ORCA is the one-on-one interaction with students and helping students succeed, talking to them often, and getting to work from home.