Andrea Johnson

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Andrea Johnson is the secondary English instructional coach for Salem City Schools, a National Board Certified Teacher, and the 2020 Virginia Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Johnson believes in student-centered instruction that is purposefully designed to grow students’ critical-thinking skills, allow students to work creatively, celebrate students’ life experiences and cultures, and enable students to work collaboratively, which are all necessary components of an English Language Arts classroom.  Her goal as an instructional coach is supporting teachers to create joyous classroom cultures of growth-minded learning for their students. Ms. Johnson earned a BA from the University of Virginia, a MS from Virginia Commonwealth University, completed the EducateVA Career Switcher Program, and is currently earning an Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University.