Ms. Katie Johnson

Phone: 623-445-7634


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Katie Johnson

Welcome to Ms. Katie's Class!
This is my 7th year here at Terramar School and in the Deer Valley Unified School District. This is also my 13th year teaching, all of which have been in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten!!! I am originally from Wisconsin (yes, I am a Cheesehead!) and attended the University of Minnesota Duluth. I graduated in 2006 with my B.A.S. in Early Childhood Studies. I am currently licensed to teach early childhood education and early childhood special education in both Minnesota and Arizona. After graduating from UMD, I came to Arizona for the sun and the heat and taught in Surprise in the Dysart Unified School District for 1 year. During my first year of teaching I had the 'itch' to teach internationally. I had completed part of my university student teaching requirement in San Jose, Costa Rica and I absolutely loved it! I decided to follow my dream to teach internationally and was hired to teach Pre-Kindergarten at the American School of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I taught Pre-K at ASPV for 3 years. When I decided to return to the States, I was hired in the Glendale Elementary School District where I taught in their early childhood special education program for 2 years. In 2013, I accepted a job as the early childhood special education teacher here at Terramar and have loved it!
On my free time, I enjoy watching sports (Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Milwaukee Brewers! I am still a Wisconsin girl), spending time with friends and family, going to movies, and walking my dog Hope. Hope is a purebred Mexican Street Dog. I like to say that she is my favorite souvenir from my time in Mexico as she was a homeless street dog that my friend and I rescued. I also have 3 adorable nephews (6 year-old Cooper, 4year-old Colton, and Jackson born in June) and 1 beautiful Niece (3 year-old Piper) who live in Wisconsin, and I try to get back home as much as possible to see them!
I look forward to working with you and your children. I LOVE preschool and I know that this is going to be a GREAT year!!

  • Essential Staff Memebers:


    Mrs. Maureen -Paraprofessional

    Mrs. Kari -Paraprofessional


    Working with both classes:

    Ms. Erin Harper -PT

    Ms.Kathye Watterson-Speech

    Ms. Amber McCrite-OT