New Teachers

Familiar Faces in New Places at JES
Posted on 08/22/2019
Miss Johnson and studentsFamiliar Faces in New Places at JES

Johnston Elementary has welcomed one new face this year. Brooklyn Johnson has joined the faculty as a 3rd grade teacher. A native of Johnston, Ms. Johnson is returning to her roots after completing her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education at Coastal Carolina University.
Ms. Johnson is the daughter of Janet Johnson, who works for the school district. She is the mom of Kyng the cat, her baby. When asked what it means to return to her old school as a teacher she shared, “Being back in the same school I walked the halls of is the best feeling in the world. My expectation for this year is to make a huge impact on my students, just as Tammy Ouzts made in my life in 1st grade. She is the reason I am teaching today. I want my students to know they are loved and for them to achieve greatness.”
Though not new to JES, Dana Shields is new to the Art classroom. Mrs. Shields previously taught 2nd and 3rd grade. A graduate of USC, Mrs. Shields holds a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary education. She and her husband David recently moved to North Augusta and are the proud parents of two rescue dogs, Silo and Sadie. Her “Why I teach” is displayed by her classroom door and reads, “Why I teach…to love, inspire and awaken the hearts of others.”
These teachers are part of the JES family who work daily to grow Edgefield graduates. For more information about JES, please check out their Face book page, Johnston Elementary Bears.

Teachers standing with a group of students

 Top: Cole Enlow, Kierra Palmore, Kitara Lozier, Ingrid Vazquez, and Alayiah Tolen pose with Ms. Johnston at the end of the school day.
Bottom: Devin Corley Madisyn Reed, Bladeon Mote, Jordyn Stidem, Melody Odom, Anayla Smith and Amiracle Norris work with Mrs. Shields on their first art class project.
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