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Susan Johnson

Literacy Coach

B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education and English, Concordia University, Chicago
M.Ed. in Literacy, Concordia University, Nebraska
Minnesota State Licensure for Elementary Education
Minnesota State Licensure for Special Reading K-12

Education & Experience:

Susan has spent the last 20 years in education serving as a classroom teacher, early childhood administrator, reading specialist, and literacy coach. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education/English from Concordia University, Chicago, and an M.A. in Education/Literacy from Concordia University, Nebraska and holds MN licensure for both Elementary Education and Special Reading K-12. She has completed training and coaching in an explicit, system literacy program based on science or reading and has been published in numerous education publications. She is passionate about advocating for the “underdogs” and those often overlooked in our educational system.


Susan enjoys running, swimming, and reading during her downtime. Her teenager likes to engage in daily sessions of “Let’s Make a Deal,” while her youngest daughter is content to have “weekly waffles” made by mom. Susan enjoys planning elaborate DIY home projects with her husband and budget travel excursions.

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