Kristen Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught grades kindergarten, first, and third while student teaching. Most recently she has been a first-grade teacher in the Rutherford County School system. She also has been a lead teacher for a Christian summer camp for four years.
Kristen states the following as her philosophy of education: “Teaching is a calling that impacts the future. Children need to know that when they walk through my door, they are valued and cared for. As a first and second grade teacher, I respect and appreciate what each child brings to the classroom. A quote I stand by says, “Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding.” By incorporating Christian values into our daily routines, we acknowledge one another’s uniqueness and become more accepting of one another. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations in my classroom. I will provide various learning activities and opportunities that will aide in the development of each student. I take pride in each lesson, as I strive to make it creative and enjoyable for all students. In doing so, I hope to give them the desire to become lifelong learners.”
Kristen attends The Church of West Franklin. Her favorite Bible verse is 2 Samuel 22:33, “God is my strength and my power; and He maketh my way perfect.”