My name is Derek Johnson (Mr. Johnson).  This is my 22nd year of teaching, and most of those were spent in 4th(3yrs), 5th(9yrs), and 6th(10yrs) grades.  I am originally from Upper Michigan and graduated from Northern Michigan University.  I am married to my fabulous wife Janine, who is an RN at Maple Grove Hospital.  I am also a father of two wonderful children Alena (13) and Nick (9).  I can’t forget our sweet Havanese/Bichon mix pup Luna.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching/playing sports, fishing, and watching movies.  I am honored to be a part of your child’s life this year.


    I look forward to getting to know and build relationships with you and your child.  I believe the partnership between school and home is crucial for your child to get the best educational experience possible.  I am most easily reached by e-mail at derekg.johnson@ahschools.us Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions or concerns that you may have throughout the school year.


    I anticipate a great year full of fun, and lifelong learning in room 296!   My door is always open.  I am here for you!