Hello! My name is Natalya Johnson and I am the second grade teacher at Nasha Shkola. I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I moved to the U.S. when I was eight years old. I currently live in Golden Valley with my wonderful husband and our two young daughters. This will be my fourth year teaching at Nasha Shkola and I look forward to the brand new school year!
The part of teaching that is the most rewarding for me:
I love seeing the growth in students’ learning over the course of the school year. It’s always rewarding to see the “light bulb” moments when they understand new material and their excitement over lessons.
For me fun is:
- Playing at the beach with my family
- Riding my bike
- Reading a good book
- Watching a mystery movie with my husband
- Going on long weekend drives
- Going to the art museum
I received my Early Childhood Education Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Professional teaching experiences:
- 2nd grade teacher at Nasha Shkola
- Student teacher in a 3rd grade classroom at Sheridan Hills Elementary in Richfield
- Student teacher in a preschool classroom at the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
- Russian language teacher in various beginner-level classrooms at the Russian Education Center of Minnesota in Savage