Anthony Johnson

Fifth Grade Teacher and Marching Band Director

Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2011.

Apple Certified Pro Level Final Cut Pro X

Apple Certifited Associate iLife and iWork.

In my school years, I was a terrible student and a teacher’s nightmare who stayed in trouble. During that time, I failed 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades before dropping out of high school at the age 16. I received my G.E.D. and moved from job to job for nearly a decade. In 1998, I lost both my parents six months apart and spent time reflecting on my life and decided to make a change. A year later, I enrolled at Livingstone College and graduated in 4 years with a degree in Elementary Education. My goal is to teach with enthusiasm and give my students a different experience from my own in grade school. I have ten years experience as an educator. For the last 6 years, I worked as the Technology Facilitator at Overton Elementary School in Salisbury. Teaching is my passion and my desire to help young people succeed has afforded me the opportunity to travel the world as an educator. I have presented and given speeches all over the country, and I am recognized by Apple as an Apple Distinguished Educator, due in large part to my implementation of technology into to the classroom that has positively influenced students.