Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021:
Mrs. Susan Johnson!
My name is Susan Royal Johnson and the 2020-2021 school year will be my 19th year in education. Teaching is in my blood, as my mother was a teacher assistant and bus driver for twenty-eight years, and my sister is a special education teacher. I am proud to say I have spent my entire career at Erwin Elementary School. Erwin is my heart for many reasons, one of which is the fact that my grandparents, parents, sister, children and I all attended school there over the years. I feel so blessed to teach in the community I grew up in, and I love being able to give back by teaching. I consider my classroom a second home and my students an extension of my family.We treat each other as a family, showing each other love, kindness, and respect.
I grew up in Erwin and am a proud product of Harnett County Schools. During my academic life, I attended Gentry Primary, Erwin Middle, and Triton High School. I received my undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English. In 2005, I received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Campbell University. I also received my AIG certification from Campbell University in May of 2011. I still love teaching today as much as I did the first day I entered education. I consider it an honor and a privilege to love, nurture and teach the future of our community.