Teresa Johnson is a creative and passionate educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating and appropriate for their unique talents and abilities. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she knew from the age of nine that she wanted to be a teacher. Mrs. Johnson began her teaching career at Ephesus Academy in Birmingham, Alabama and later transferred to Oakwood Adventist Academy. For three summers, she served as supervisor and facilitator of the RISING summer program for students, a program sponsored by an education grant and Huntsville City Schools. She also had the opportunity to serve as chair of the Teacher Education Assessment Committee (TEAC) of Oakwood University Education Department, and she served on the Teacher Education Council (TEC).
Mrs. Johnson considers it a privilege to have served as mentor and friend to the student teachers of Oakwood University. She has conducted several professional development workshops during Alabama A& M University’s Educational Seminar for pre-service teachers and during South Central Conference camp meetings. She has also served on several Oakwood Adventist Academy school committees: curriculum committee, strategic planning committee, and HASDA school board. She received a B. S. in Elementary Education at Oakwood College (presently Oakwood University), an M. A. from Andrews University, and a Class-A state certification in Educational Administration and Supervision from Alabama A&M University.
Mrs. Johnson was honored to receive the Innovative Teaching Award from Southern Union during her first years of teaching, and was pleasantly surprised when she was designated Teacher of the Year, November 2015.
“Teachers do a high and noble work by cooperating with the divine purpose in imparting to young people a knowledge of God, and in molding the character in harmony with His” ~ Education Ellen G. White