PYP DCD/ASD Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree: Japanese Language
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
Master of Education: Elementary Education
Elementary Education Teaching License K-6
Hello! My name is Paige Johnson and I am the PYP DCD/ASD Special Education Teacher here at Hazel Park Elementary. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with my Masters in Elementary Education in 2016. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and interventions in other districts before coming to Hazel Park at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. I have been leading the PYP DCD program since then, and having a blast! There are many reasons that I love working at Hazel Park, but the biggest reason is the relationships I have built with my amazing students and colleagues.
I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Minnesota when I was 21 years old. I live in Burnsville with my husband Phil and my stepsons Gabe (20) and Nick (17). Phil and I also have a son, Calvin (5), who is the light of my life. I also have 10 pets: a Corgi, a cat, four birds, two guinea pigs, a turtle, and a chinchilla. When I am not teaching I love to play video games, watch scary movies, read, listen to music, play my ukulele, and play games with my family. I am also a huge Baltimore Ravens fan!
I am excited to welcome all students back into the building full time for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be another amazing year at Hazel Park!