Recent Harvard graduate returns home to teach at San Juan College – New Mexico News

Recent Harvard graduate returns home to teach at San Juan College – New Mexico News

Noel Lyn Smith , nsmith@daily-times.com
7:00 p.m. MT June 14, 2017

FHS alum Jordan Johnson contributing to local education

 

FARMINGTON — After earning a master’s degree from Harvard University, Farmington resident Jordan Johnson is turning her attention to sharing her knowledge with San Juan College students this summer.

Johnson, 23, graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education on May 25, earning a master’s degree in prevention science and practice.

She is a Farmington High School graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from New York University in May 2016 but has chosen to return to her hometown for the next couple of months to contribute to education.

One way she is accomplishing that goal is by teaching a four-week course under the alternative licensure program in the School of Humanities at San Juan College. The course, foundations of education, is typically taught by adjunct faculty members and is offered in the spring and summer.

Program coordinator Michael Thompson said the course is required for secondary and elementary teachers, and it focuses on theories in learning and the history of public education while providing an overview of the education system in the United States.

 

Thompson said students are…

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