Diane Johnson poses with her students Cameron Reyez and Jeffrey Krekula during an open house where she was congratulated, given best wishes in her retirement by friends, students and fellow teachers.
Photo by Carol Meyer
By David Richards
There's only one, and this year's recipient is Diane Johnson.
Johnson, a teacher in the resource room of the intermediate building was named Byron Public School's Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at Somerby Golf Club on May 17. The award is given by the Byron Education Association.
A teacher for Byron Public Schools in the resource room of the intermediate building, Johnson was named Teacher of the Year by the Byron Education Association during a ceremony at Somerby Golf Club on May 17.
Johnson teaches writing, reading, math and social skills to students in third-, fourth- and-fifth grades with special needs.
The Teacher of the Year award is voted on by the district's teachers.
"It was a surprise," said Johnson, who is also retiring at the end of this year. "It was wonderful to be honored in that way."
Johnson has been teaching in the Byron Public Schools for 19-and-a-half years.
She said she doesn't have any set plans in retirement yet, but hopes to be able to travel.
"It's a little exciting and a bit scary," said Johnson about retirement.