Sydney Johnson: Mom at home and everywhere
Sydney Johnson teaches Pre-K special
education at Smithville Elementary School. She has been teaching pre-school for
three years and did CDC K-2 for two years. Prior to teaching she was a social
“My passion is with children, so I ended
up in special Ed,” she said.
Sydney moved to DeKalb County from
Adamsville, which is a small town in West Tennessee. She went to college at
Austin Peay and got her license in special education at MTSU.
Sydney said her job is challenging. “It’s
challenging to work with kids who need you in ways that a typical child doesn’t
need you,” she explained. “And assuring that you’re filling their needs in that
After a day of work, her mind is still
going on ways to improve her craft. “I talk about it all the time and I’m
always thinking of ideas to make my classroom better and to and to help my
As for rewards, Sydney said there are many
when it comes to teaching special education. “Seeing the children hit their
goals is the most rewarding part of it all,” she said.
When she is not teaching, Sydney said she
is being a mom. “I have a kids so I’m just a mom,” she laughed. “I’m mom at
home and I’m mom everywhere I go.”