Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Hillary Johnson, M.Ed, BCBA


 Hello Families!
My name is Hillary Johnson and I am one of the Inclusive Preschool teachers at Northwood. This is my seventh year teaching at Northwood and I am beyond excited to meet the students and begin a year of growth, exploration and learning.
EDUCATION: I attended Seattle Pacific University where I received my BA in Psychology. While doing my undergrad, I had an internship with Mosaic Children’s Therapy Center doing Applied Behavior Analysis and teaching social skills classes to children with autism. I then attended the University of Washington to receive my masters in Early Childhood Special Education and my BCBA (board certified behavior analyst). While doing my masters, I was able to work at the Experimental Education Unit, Boyer Children’s Clinic and Daniel Bagley Elementary. It was such a great experience working with a wide range of ages from toddlers to 5th graders. It was here I realized that preschool is my favorite age to teach.
HOBBIES: I love to work out with Peloton, travel around the world, read and explore West Seattle. 

TEACHING: I will be implementing a forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based and research-proven curriculum. The curriculum allows students to be their most effective, while still honoring their creativity and respecting their critical role in making learning exciting and relevant. I also believe in promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment at all times. I know that every child has the capacity to learn and participate with the right accommodations and modifications in place.
COMMUNICATION: I want to establish a strong relationship with all of you and determine the best mode of communication, whether it is email, Zoom calls or a note sent home. I urge you to communicate any thoughts or concerns you might have about your child and I will do my best to work with you to determine a plan of action.