About the Teacher
Hello, my name is Todd Johnson, and I teach high school English for MOA. I have been teaching for 21 years, mostly at 2-year colleges in Washington, where I specialized in developmental English. I have also taught ESL and Adult Basic Education.
This is my first year teaching for MCPS, but it is not my first year working with MCPS high school students. I was a writing instructor for Missoula College many years ago and taught dual enrollment composition classes to seniors. I also volunteered as a coach with Writing Coaches of Montana for over five years and helped students at many schools in and around Missoula.
I really enjoy teaching for MOA. I especially enjoy helping students meet their goals during these very challenging times. This winter, I was also fortunate to be an assistant high school swim coach.
I grew up in Great Falls, swimming for the Guppies and Bison, skiing at Showdown, and hunting near the Highwood Mountains. I attended the University of Montana for both a B.A. in English Education and an M.A. in English literature. I have lived and taught in Seoul, Korea; Seattle, WA; Nevis, West Indies; Judith Gap, MT; and here in Missoula twice before.
When I am not teaching English or coaching swimming, I love to ski, hike, camp, bike, swim, travel, and have adventures with my wife Katie. I also enjoy watching movies, reading, writing, and walking my dog Hugo.
1st period - English 4
2nd period - English 4
3rd period - ALC English
4th period - English 4/credit recovery
6th period - English 4