While being a longtime student in the West Valley School District, I can confidently say that I’ve had many amazing teachers. But without a doubt, the person who previously taught my yoga and honors world history classes, and who is my senior class office adviser, is one of the greatest: Kristin Johnson.
When I was a sophomore, I walked into world history class without exactly expecting much out of it. I just thought it would be like any other history class, not knowing that one of my favorite courses would be heading my way. Mrs. Johnson not only taught one of the most interesting classes, she did it with a type of spirit that lit up the room. She’s funny, well-spoken and caring.
Now that I am a senior, I don’t have a class with Mrs. Johnson but she is the adviser for senior class officers, in which I am a social chair. She spends her time with us, making sure that we have a great senior year. She is also the community contact for my senior project, which definitely has not been easy, but has come along well with her advice and support.
Mrs. Johnson is a great teacher and adviser. She has helped with a lot through high school, and I am very thankful for her guidance, humor and support.
Melissa Mendoza is a senior at West Valley High School.