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Karlene Johnson

Karlene Johnson

Associate Professor of Math/Science Education, Co-Director of the Traditional Teacher Education Program

Year Started at Greenville College: 2001
Office: Ladue Education Center, 4th Floor
Phone: (618) 664-6527
Email: karlene.johnson@greenville.edu

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

As an alum, GC has always held a special place in my heart. When I was initially hired on the faculty one of the first things I experienced was the faculty coming together in prayer over the existing/new students and their families. When I was a student here, I hadn't really contemplated that I was entering a community that was already in prayer and expectation over me. Community isn't merely a place to us; it is a way of being with one another.

What attracted you to Education, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was originally interested in entering Medicine. After a practicum experience with a doctor, I felt strongly that God was leading me in another direction. After some time of seeking, I realized that the great pleasure I felt from the experiences I had as a Teaching Assistant (during grad school) and a Lab Assistant (at GC) was an indicator that Education was the path I should take. I have never regretted this decision! I love that I get the opportunity to engage with young people for at least a year, building relationships that equip and empower them for future action. The field of Education has also been very good to me. I have had opportunities to teach in day and boarding schools, in the U.S. and overseas.

Related Experiences

Manager (2 yrs) of the National-Science Technology Roadshow of New Zealand
1997 Excellence in Science Teaching Award
1998 Walmart Teacher of the Year Award