Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program
Karen JohnsonSchool/District: West Milford High School - West Milford Township School District
Grade Level: 7th-12th
Teaches: German & English
Karen Johnson completed her B.S. in K-12 Education at Lock Haven University, earning certificates in German and English. Obtaining her M.Ed at William Paterson University, she was awarded for Outstanding Educational Leadership. In West Milford Township, Karen teaches German and English, advises and serves as a peer teacher, and has coached. She participates in numerous professional committees and serves as a district-wide technology leader. As advisor for the school newspaper, Karen instituted the first electronic-edition. She is driven by a love of learning, which she seeks to spark in her students, so that they might create for themselves fulfilling purposeful lives.