Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, University of Minnesota Master’s degree in elementary education, University of Minnesota
Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Leah Johnson and this is my first year teaching! I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I then continued my journey as a gopher and went on to get my master’s degree in elementary education. During my student teaching, I worked at Galtier in first grade and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to have my own classroom here.
Growing up, I was inspired by many of my elementary teachers, which led me to my dream profession of teaching. I strive to create a classroom community where kids of all backgrounds are welcome, appreciated, and celebrated. I have so much to learn from the students I teach and I hope to bring each students’ unique experiences and backgrounds into my teaching.
Some of my favorite things to do include boating, spending time with friends, and traveling! I am originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin and I love taking weekend trips back home to spend time with my family.
The best way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email many times throughout the day and will do my best to contact you by the end of the school day. If you are connected to Dojo and Seesaw, you can also reach me there. If you are not able to reach me by email or through our classroom communication apps, please feel free to send notes with your student in their take home folders.
I am looking forward to an exciting year in kindergarten! Go gators!