Julie A. Johnson of Social Circle High, Named Biotech Teacher of the Year
Friday, January 10, 2014
Posted by: Maria Thacker
GA (January 10, 2014) – Julie A.
Johnson, RN, MSN/MBA, Ed.S., a Healthcare Science Instructor in Nursing
Essentials & Biotechnology at Social Circle High School in Walton County,
Georgia has been selected as the 2014 Biotechnology Teacher of the Year.
Teacher of the Year award recognizes excellence in STEM teaching and support
for the biotechnology pathway, part of Georgia’s Career Clusters, by a current
high school biotechnology teacher. The award winner is nominated by peers and
selected by the GeorgiaBioEd Institute Board of Advisors.
In 2004 at the urging
of a friend Mrs. Johnson started a Healthcare Science program in Social Circle
at Social Circle High School. The
fledgling program grew over the years and now includes a Certified Nursing
Assistant program as well as a Biotechnology program. In 2011, Mrs. Johnson was honored to have her
first student compete at HOSA National Competition and place 2nd in
First Aid/Rescue Breathing. Mrs. Johnson
currently serves as the Publication Director for Georgia Healthcare Science
Teacher Educators Association Board. In
2013, Mrs. Johnson was nominated by a group of her peers as the Teacher of the
Year for Social Circle High School.
Rushville, IL, Mrs. Johnson was part of biotechnology before it was "cool”
having her first job at the age of 13 for the Pioneer Seed Company, detasseling
corn each summer for five years.
Mrs. Johnson hold a Bachelors
of Science in Nursing from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, a dual
masters in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix, and her Education
Specialist degree from Piedmont University.
She has previously held a position as a Registered Nurse at Children's
Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston in the Cardiac Step-Down Unit.
Johnson will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner, January 23, 6
pm to 9 pm, at the Atlanta Fox Theater.
Other leading companies,
executives, researchers and dedicated individuals will receive Georgia Bio
Awards for the following categories (listed alphabetically by award title):
Awards - Richard diMonda, BEE, MSBME, MBA; Judy M. Gantt M.Ed., Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention; Joseph M. Patti, Ph.D., Biota
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Todd Sherer, PhD, CLP, Emory University
of the Year Awards - Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.; Clearside Biomedical
Inc.; CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.; EndoChoice, Inc.; Royal Philips
& Georgia Regents Health System
Leader of the Year - Dana Fallaize, Emory University
Growth Awards – David Hartnett, Metro Atlanta Chamber; David Perryman,
Awards - Amy Baxter, MD, CEO, MMJ Labs; Ami Klin, Ph.D., Director, Marcus
of the Year Award - Representative Ben Watson (R-166)
Award - Merial LTD & the University of Georgia
is the private, non-profit association whose members include pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and
research institutes, government groups and other business organizations
involved in the development of life sciences related products and services.
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