Barbara Johnson (KY '97)
TeacherParis Middle School
At the time of the Award, Barbara Johnson was:Teacher
Paris Middle School
Eighth-grade language arts teacher Barbara Johnson has adapted the Kentucky Education Reform Act's Extended School Service Program for the students at Paris Middle School in Paris and has served as the program's building coordinator for over six years. Miss Johnson's modified program provides after-school and summer instruction using hands-on science experiments, Internet-related activities and training in study and organizational skills. The program also offers small group tutoring and support services such as transportation. Enrollment in the program has doubled since its inception and student performance at Paris has improved considerably. Miss Johnson also serves as a cluster leader for the Kentucky Writing Portfolio, training fellow educators in the implementation of the portfolio system in their classrooms.