Mrs. Johnson

Phone: school 815-788-5400 vm 815-788-5436


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Mrs. Johnson

Hi welcome to my website.  I would like to give you a little background on myself. I am Rachelle Johnson.  I am married to my husband of 34 years, Claude Johnson, and we have an 18 year old daughter, Elizabeth. This is my 26th year with District 47.  I started at South as a kindergarten aide.  I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, kindergarten, Primary Thinking Skills, and for the past thirteen years as a Reading Recovery teacher.  I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.  I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Design from Concordia University and have earned an additional 50+ graduate hours. I completed my Reading Recovery training from National Lewis University in 2008.  I have my teaching certificate from the state of Illinois and I am able to teach K-9 with a Reading endorsement.


Teaching is my second career.  I worked as a secretary for Northwest Airlines for six years and during that time, I decided to follow my passion for a love of learning.  I headed back to school part time while working full time.  I truly love to learn new things and helping children find their love of learning.  I continue to take continuing education classes in that quest to learn.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and a love of theater with my daughter.  I also enjoy reading, knitting and crocheting, spending time with friends, and swimming. We have two beagles, Bonnie and Clyde.


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I look forward to getting to know your child this year and working together to help them unlock the wonders of reading.  This year is definitely one for the books.

Mrs. Johnson

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