Meet Tajuana Johnson
United Way Inspirational Teacher
Tajuana is passionate about empowering others to excel in their areas of strengths and struggles as a gateway to success. Tajuana has taken a lead in creating a positive school culture by serving as the common core lead in English Language Arts.
She teaches from the heart by modeling and promoting a culture of respect, fairness, and trust where individuals feel appreciated and valued for their unique contribution. Principal Susana Ansley Gutierrez had this to say about Tajuana:
“Tajuana is a passionate and dedicated teacher and has demonstrated her belief in our students through the high quality instruction that she provides everyday. She has developed a model classroom and invites other colleagues to observe her lessons and provides support to them. Tajuana has even led professional development in the area of readers workshop and is currently supporting our newest teacher in classroom management and classroom environment areas. She doesn't allow barriers or challenges to slow her momentum she is always looking for innovative ways to challenge her students and it is evident when you observe her class.”
96% of parents say teacher quality, along with parent involvement were extremely or very important factors in a child’s education. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is proud to honor Tajuana Johnson as a 2015 Inspirational Teacher and 24 outstanding LAUSD educators for their active involvement with parent engagement and student achievement.