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My name is Paris Johnson and I am a 7th grade ELA teacher/Service Coordinator here at Highland Lakes School. I am thrilled to be your teacher and I am looking forward to a year of learning, making memories and having some fun! Here is a little information about me.
I was born and raised here in the great (BUT VERY HOT) state of Arizona. I attended elementary school and high school in the Dysart Unified School District where I was a dancer, and community outreach participant. For 10 years I was a lifeguard and swim instructor at a public Aquatic Center. Teaching swim lessons was actually how I discovered my love and passion for teaching. While pursuing a degree in education, I worked as a preschool teacher and led camps in the summer. To this day, I still spend my summers with my fellow campers :)
In 2016 I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education. I have taught preschool through 8th grade in both the general and special education setting. I have a strong passion for teaching and supporting students to meet their goals!
When I am not teaching I spend quality time with my husband Ryan, my daughter Lacey, our puppy Winston and our two fur babies Peyton and Brady. I enjoy reading, swimming, camping, traveling and of course binge watching Netflx!