Meet Mrs. Johns


"WE GROW GREAT BY DREAMS"

Over twenty-five years have passed, and I still remember my elementary years. I remember performing in a circus, having my own 'cubby', and sitting around the circular alphabet rug in Kindergarten. I remember going to a farm for a field trip, celebrating birthdays, and reading in a 'tree fort' in first grade. I remember practicing addition and subtraction with m & m's, receiving a pencil with my name engraved on it, and even watching my teacher dissect a frog (!) in second grade. I remember learning cursive, keeping a journal, and getting my first pair of eyeglasses in third grade. I remember performing in a concert, creating an obstacle course, and winning a poster contest in fourth grade. I remember my teachers. I remember my friends, and I still keep in contact with many of them. I realize just how important a child's school years are and just how memorable they can be.

Growing up with both of my parents as elementary teachers, I dreamt of being a teacher. From the time that I could talk, I tirelessly played school in our basement with my two older sisters and our neighborhoood friends.

I graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in June of 1995 and from Bethel University in May of 1999. My dream of teaching came true when I was hired at Jordan Elementary School in the Summer of 1999. This was the Summer of my dad's retirement after teaching 34 years of fourth grade in the Forest Lake School District, and I feel honored 'to have taken his place.' I received my Masters in Teaching and Learning through Saint Mary's University in May of 2004.

Another dream of mine was fulfilled on June 13, 2009, as I walked down the aisle to say "I Do" to a wonderful man, Peter William Johns. We live in Jordan, and we recognize and rejoice in what an amazing community it is!

I believe in building community within the classroom through affirtmations, respect, and trust. I know that in order for learning to take place, each member must feel welcomed, safe, and valued. You know your child best! I encourage you to come to me with any questions, concerns, and/or insights. It is my hope that we can work collaboratively to make this a memorable and successful year for your second grader. May all of his/her dreams come true!

Sincerely,
Amy Johns

Phone: 492-2336 ext.4315
Voicemail box: 492-4315

Contact: Amy Johns