Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Claire Johnson
About: I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten at WashinGTon again this year! I received my undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) with a double major in Spanish and Global Studies. Then, I went on to receive my Master’s from NC State for Elementary Education in December 2016 and have been at WashinGTon ever since. I believe relationships with students are at the heart of teaching, and I look forward to getting to know not only my students but also their families each year. It is my goal to create a classroom community that encourages students to take risks and maintain a growth mindset; fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication; celebrates diversity; and, inspires lifelong learning, allowing all students to realize that #kindersCAN! I love spending time with my family and friends, curling up with a good book and my puppies, exercising, and traveling. I feel so fortunate to be part of this inspiring, welcoming school, and I can’t wait for another great school year!
Alumni: UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State
Favorite Quote: "For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it." -Amanda Gorman
Favorite Children's Book: We're All Wonders, All Are Welcome, I Am Enough, Giraffes Can't Dance - There are too many to choose!
Gifts & Talents: Helping our youngest Wizards develop a love of learning ✨