A ‘teaching legend’ at Jackson-Olin HS

The Spotlight is on Jackson-Olin High School teacher Dr. Natarcia Johnson

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Dr. Natarcia Johnson has all the answers in her classroom at Jackson-Olin High School when it comes to teaching Biology and Human Anatomy. Not only is it her job, it’s her passion - the subject itself and teaching her students and helping them to grow.

“I’ve been wanting to be a teacher since pretending when I was younger in my summer playhouse,” said Johnson. “Wanting to help the students to learn and grow, and how they can use what they learn in my class and use it in the real world is what it is all about for me.”

Johnson has been teaching for 15 years and is called “a legend” by J-O Principal Dr. Shirley Burrell.

Johnson went to the old West End High School before earning her undergraduate at Talladega College prior to going to graduate school at UAB.

Johnson’s story is the first of many profile opportunities we are planning on producing on teachers. If you have a special teacher you want us to put in the spotlight, e-mail Sheldon Haygood at shaygood@wbrc.com.

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