Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Special Education (1st-12th) and Elementary Education (K-8th)
Mrs. Brooke Johnson
Hello! This is my 5th year teaching and my third year at Donaldson. This year, I am teaching 3rd and 4th grade Resource, in addition to 5th grade math. I am also the special education facilitator, which means that I am available to assist with special education-related questions. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education. During my college career, I gained teaching experiences in classrooms all the way from Kindergarten through 8th grade. After graduation, I taught special education at a charter middle school in Flagstaff for two years. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, taking walks, biking, listening to music, and going to concerts.
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. My parents are both teachers, and I loved playing “teacher” in their classrooms after school. I would pass out blank papers to my invisible “students,” write facts that I had learned on the whiteboard, and pretend to take attendance. I have found that working with real students is a lot more fun than pretending to be a teacher!
My core beliefs are:
- All students have individual strengths and needs. Students learn in different ways, but everybody learns!
- All students deserve to be heard, respected, and valued.
- All students have the potential to change the world.
- We are a team! Collaboration between teachers, families, community members, and students helps ensure the best possible educational experience.
I cannot wait to see all the growth that my students will make this year!