Denise Johnson named 2019 District Teacher of the Year
Blackmore Elementary teacher Denise Johnson was named the 2019 District
Teacher of the Year during the USD 490 Board of Education meeting on
After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary
Education from Emporia State University, Johnson began teaching fifth
grade at Lincoln Elementary. She taught there from 1991 until August
2018 when Jefferson and Lincoln merged into the new Blackmore Elementary
where she continues to teach fifth grade.
Johnson as punctual, caring, and extremely dedicated and supportive of
both students and staff. Her lessons are well-prepared and engaging, and
she builds positive relationships with students which enables her to
help them surpass expected skill levels in teaching outcomes.
the District Teacher of the Year, Johnson will represent USD 490 as the
2019 Kansas Master Teacher nominee and the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the
The other 2019 District Teacher of the Year
nominees were Holly Bright at Grandview, Jordan Crawford at EHS, Erin
Nichols at EMS, Teresa Riedinger at EHS, and Amanda Yager at Blackmore.