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Distinguished Teacher Lynn Johnson

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Try to be as patient with yourself as you are with your students. You will continue to hone your craft and will grow as an individual by carefully listening and closely watching your students. Fostering self-respect, promoting confidence, and watching your student's "ah-ha moments" will bring you joy and remind you every day why you chose this amazing profession!

What's the best thing about teaching?

I feel inspired daily by the hard work of my students! I feel honored to be in a position in which I can actively advocate for them, teach tolerance and encourage independence while striving to help them discover that there IS joy in learning.