by Newport Public Schools
The Newport Public School District announced its 2020-21 Instructor of the Year with a surprise go to at its virtual end of the year high school professors conference. The recipient of this honor, Corey Johnson, is an Innovation and Music teacher at Rogers High School.
Diane Sheehan, Manager of the Arts at Newport Public Schools chose Corey Johnson for this honor mentioning, “It’s a really easy facility. Corey Johnson influences all students to discover. She uses imaginative ways to make discovering available to her students with empathy. Corey makes everybody feel unique, never questioning their success.”
Newport Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Colleen Burns Jermain said “Congratulations to Corey Johnson– her spirit, skills, and drive to constantly provide her finest to her trainees is exceptional and makes her “one of a kind”. We are so lucky to have her in the Newport Public Schools’ family. Go, Corey!”
Kimberly Behan, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent and Chair of the Newport Teacher of the Year selection committee commented,” The Teacher of the Year Committee were thrilled to move Corey forward as the Newport 2021 Instructor of the Year. Corey has contributed as one of Newport’s Technology Leads in supporting expert advancement with distance learning. Corey’s client, creative, and supporting design was an ideal fit to support the educators with the latest research to make direction engaging.”
Jared Vance, Rogers High School Principal mentioned “Corey is a remarkable educator who is compassionate and conscientious. She represents Rogers High School and the whole Newport School Neighborhood well. I am delighted for Corey to get this honor!”
The District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) role has actually been expanded to offer more opportunities for DTOYs to share their competence, take part in the DTOY selection process at the district level, form collaborative learning neighborhoods with fellow DTOYs, and honor their success in an effort to influence other teachers.
The 2020-2021 DTOY Roles include: present and/or attend the Fall Educator Getting Excellence Conference; Participate as a panel member in the district’s selection of the 2020-2021 DTOY; Serve in leadership function( s) representing educators within the district; Take part in the Senior Pinning ceremony at the district to honor senior students who have actually been accepted to authorized RI education programs; Go to an all-day DTOY friend professional learning session with a leadership team member; Function as a coach for the district’s 2021-2022 DTOY; Contribute a blog entry to the Commissioner’s weekly Field Memo and the TRIP site; Attend Award event and reception at the Educator Acknowledgment WaterFire Event; Take part in DTOY professional development and management training accomplice; Network with other DTOYs and seasoned TOYs through social media (Twitter chats, Facebook groups) and other engagement sessions. Additional opportunities consist of, use to be the 2022 State Teacher of the Year; use to represent Rhode Island to be the National Teacher of the Year and present on area/topic of expertise at local/state workshops and/or conferences.
Corey will be recognized and honored at the Newport Public Education Foundations’s A Night for Education, presently prepared for Friday, September 18, 2020 at Sail Newport. Corey will be likewise be acknowledged with other 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year at Rhode Island Department of Education’s Teacher Water Fire Recognition Event, Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Having a double accreditation as a Technology and Music teacher at Rogers High School in Newport Rhode Island because September 2004, Corey Johnson currently becomes part of the Innovation Integration Team where she is a Tech Lead. This needs coordinating and leading the district expert advancement in supporting innovation and combination at Rogers High School along with the entire School District obtaining input on grants, curriculums, and all programs.
With Corey’s large knowledge base of innovation she is able to offer her Music Production 1 and 2 courses, a developed program and curriculum in a digital arena combining music and computer system abilities. Corey’s profession began in 2004 when she taught general music at the elementary level and transitioned quickly to mentor courses in whatever from Guitar, Chorus, Ukulele and Popular Music in the upper grades.
When Corey Johnson is not teaching Music Production classes or Technology courses, you frequently discover her interacting with colleagues handling positions of leadership within the district such as professional advancement sessions. Specifically during the COVID19 epidemic, sending out the district into quarantine and questioning how the steep learning curve of online learning was to be accomplished, Corey’s far-reach in helping other teachers also administrators who needed to understand the most recent research study served truly as an ambassador from trainees to teachers.
Corey Johnson in every sense of the word has made regard and admiration by working as a role model for her students and always having the very best interests of trainees in her mind. When handling Newport’s varied and lively school population, Corey took it upon herself to single handedly learn Spanish so she was able to communicate with trainees on a one-to-one basis, comprehending their requirements and guideline.
Corey and her husband, Steve, who is also a music instructor and musician, have two children. Once again, Congratulations to Corey Johnson on being Newport’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.