Jean Johnson Is ST Teacher Of The Year

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Jean Johnson (center) is honored at the school's annual staff breakfast after being named as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Making the presentation are, left to right: District Superintendent Dr. A.J. Lathbury, School Board Member George Torbert III, Mrs. Johnson, School Board Member John Oliver, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Curt Bunting.Sussex Technical High School has named math teacher Jean Johnson of Georgetown as its 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year. She joined Sussex Tech in 2004 and teaches algebra and geometry.

Comments on Mrs. Johnson’s nomination form describe her as an all-around teacher capable of helping all students. “Mrs. Johnson is an exemplary teacher who works with our (Sussex Tech’s) most needy students in the Algebra 1 Plus class and our most academically advanced students in Geometry 9,” the nomination states.
Another nomination commends Mrs. Johnson’s willingness to learn more about math and teaching. It reads, “She uses the technology in her classroom not just as a way to project her notes or other images, but actually searches out software that enables students to interact with their workstation.”

Mrs. Johnson also supports Sussex Tech students by being a co-advisor for the National Honor Society.

Mrs. Johnson graduated from Salisbury State University with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and from the University of Delaware with a Master’s degree in instruction. Two children provide Mrs. Johnson and her husband, Dean, with many hours of fun while camping and riding bikes together.

Mrs. Johnson will represent Sussex Tech in the Delaware Teacher of the Year competition this fall.