Hello. My name is Mr. Johnson, and I will be your English teacher this year. I have been teaching for 13 years: 9 years at Luther Burbank High School, 2 years of teaching English 1A and 1 at Sacramento State and Cosumnes River College, and 2 years in Stockton at Bear Creek High School and Lincoln High School. I graduated from University of the Pacific in 2000 with a degree in English and Sacramento State in 2005 with a Masters Degree in English. I love all sports and the challenge that comes with competing in different activities. I was a competitive year round swimmer, a ranked junior tennis player in Northern California, and played water polo and baseball in High School. I continued to play water polo at University of the Pacific and was the starting goalie on the 1999 team, where we ended ranked 5th in the nation. Now, I'm the tennis coach at Luther Burbank, helping our players develop skills to compete in the Metro League, and I play basketball at the Capital Athletic Club and still get to be competitive into my ripe old age of 37. I often say that I teach English like a PE teacher, because I pick a skill that I want my students to practice when reading, writing, listening, or speaking and have them practice that skill until they feel confident with it. I am an avid reader of all kinds of writing and write with a group of teachers about teaching and life in general. I look forward to a great year and learning a ton with you.
I'm the goalie on the left side of the pool. This game was the first round of the MPSF tournament against 1# ranked USC. Pacific is the white caps and we beat USC 10-9. We ended the year ranked #5 in the nation.