Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree in Fine Art - San Antonio College Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - University of Texas at San Antonio Lifetime Certification to Teach 1st-8th - University of Texas at San Antonio
Ms. Kari Johnson
This year marks my 19th year in education. It has been a wonderful evolution of my life experiences. I started working in high school at L&M House of Jeans...folded a LOT of clothes. Then moved on to a career in restaurant with Cappy Lawton's 1776, Inc. Revolutionary Restaurants where I learned to work with all types of people. I interned there during college in the Human Resources Department, working my way through school where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After graduation I worked for Labatt Food Service for 7 years as the Communications Manager. I created contests for the companies and designed and produced all types of media for vendors such as Tyson Foods, Land'O Lakes and Sara Lee Bakery. That career gave me a wonderful understanding of the business world. I traveled a lot and spent long hours at work. When I was blessed with my one beautiful child, I decided that I would be better able to care for her in a career field that better aligned with her schedule. That's when I went back to school to get my teacher certification with an emphasis on literacy aquisition. Upon completion of that program I worked for 3 years in Northside teachying 2nd grade at Cody Elementary. I then moved to NEISD, taught for 11 years at Jackson-Keller Elementary and then, was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the Oak Meadow family. I loved the school the minute I walked through the doors and feel it is one of the finest elementary schools in the district. This will be my 6th year in the Meadow.
Every year I choose a theme which I believe will resonate with my students. My daughter and I were talking abou this and she was recalling how much she loved the story of Rainbow Fish when she was in elementary school. So I decided to use the theme "Share Your Shine," working off the morale of the story behind Rainbow Fish. In the first weeks, we will explore what this means, how it fits into our 7 Habits curriculum and have fun "under the sea."
1st Grade Schedule
7:40 Pick up from the Cafeteria
8:10- 8:40 SSR/ RAP
8:40-9:00 Shared Reading
9:00- 9:30 Guided Reading
10:10-10:35 Work on Words
11:30-12:10 Lunch (Rosales: 11:30-12:00, Byrd: 11:35-12:05, Johnson: 11:40-12:10)
12:40-12:55 Recess/ Restroom Break
1:55-2:55 Science/ Social Studies
2:55 Pack up