Congratulations to Fisher Middle School teacher, Beverly L. Johnson for recently earning her Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in Reading. Veteran teacher of 19 years, Ms. Johnson began her Ewing career teaching Spanish, then later 2nd and 3rd grade, at Antheil Elementary School. Four years ago, she pursued her interest in English As A Second Language and joined the FMS staff.
“I knew from an early age that I wanted to become a teacher. I have always had an innate desire to help others, especially in the area of reading. For me, teaching is about equipping students with the skills, strategies, and knowledge they need to succeed. I chose teaching to help our future generations become successful.” Ms. Johnson’s passion for helping students read led her to earning her M.A. in Reading/Language Arts, a Reading Specialist Certificate, and ESL Certificate from Rider University, and lastly her Doctorate from Capella University. Her dissertation, Exploring Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners Through Online Professional Development, has been copyrighted and published through ProQuest, an educational search engine.
Ms. Johnson is one of ten children in her family so she knows how important it is to create relationships with the families with whom she works. “I enjoy seeing my students make progress. For some, it comes at a much slower pace than others, but in the end, their hard work pays off. I also enjoy getting to know my students outside of the classroom and establishing a good rapport with families.”
Ms. Johnson fully supports our Ewing Township Education Association. She is not only a member, but has served/will serve as a Building Representative. “What I like about the union is the open-door policy we have with our reps. I have always felt that I could go to any one of them with an issue, and it would get resolved in a timely manner. If s/he did not know the answer, s/he would seek help, while keeping my issue confidential. I have always appreciated that.”
Congratulations, Dr. Johnson!