Carol Johnson teaches second grade at Mudge Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky. She earned her B.A. in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville.

Ms. Johnson believes that a quality teacher has a passion for the profession of presenting to young minds in a way that is fun, interesting, and fresh. She is excited and passionate about opening young minds to all kinds of learning experiences, especially real-life experiences. She also feels teaching and learning is an interactive process in which both parents and educators share responsibility. "When everyone participates, everyone wins."

Carol's principal states, "Carol is one of the most consistently effective and caring teachers I have observed in my career as an educator." A colleague writes, "Carol Johnson is an asset to this district. Fort Knox is fortunate to have a teacher of this caliber. She is a model teacher and others should aspire to be more like her." Her superintendent says, "The climate and culture that exist in her room are ones of professional quality as she facilitates her learners through differentiated instruction."

2007 winner, Carol Y. Johnson
Carol Y. Johnson
2nd Grade Teacher
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