Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Johnson

Cara Johnson has been an educator for 12 years serving as a high school science teacher, curriculum specialist and an instructional technology coach.  As a teacher, Cara emphasized mastery of all content through the use of student-centered investigations. In her uniquely designed class, students guided their own learning and developed an in-depth understanding of life sciences.  Moreover, students acquire skills that enable them to be independent learners such as time management, organization, and the research tools to pursue their curiosity.  Her accomplishments as a teacher were affirmed in 2015 when awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  Cara summarized her instructional strategies in her book entitled “Flipped Mastery Learning: An Insanely Simple Guide.” 

As an instructional technology coach, Cara assists teachers plan and implement their lessons with an effective integration of educational technology. Cara enjoys helping other teachers determine strategies that meet all student learning styles, bolster students’ excitement for learning and develop the students’ skills to be successful in future courses. 

Cara has a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Texas, a M.S in Nutrition from Texas Women’s University and an Ed.D in Educational Technology and Leadership from William Taft University. She is certified to teach middle school science, high school life science and chemistry.