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Subjects Taught
Social Studies


Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Minor in History, Western Carolina University- 1981

Bachelor's Degree in History and Social Science Education, Virginia Commonwealth University- 1992

Master's Degree in Gifted Education, Elon University- 2009

National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards- 2010.


I was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and have lived my entire life in the South. Before becoming a teacher I served as a Warrant Issuing Magistrate, and worked several construction jobs, including being the foreman on a scaffolding crew in Richmond, Virginia. I have been a teacher since being hired for the old Dillard by Principal Briggs.

I have been married to Kay Kimmins Johnson of Burlington since 1982. We have two children. Our son Chris will soon start law school in San Francisco, where he has lived for ten years. Our daughter Maddie is a music teacher at Brevard Middle School.