Angela K. Johnson
My research focuses on middle and high school students’ information seeking
behaviors and meaning construction processes using digital resources for
academic learning. My work also explores how sociocultural contexts,
intertextuality, and instructional delivery interacts with and mediates these
processes and behaviors.
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 2010-present.
State of Michigan K-12 Library Media Endorsement (30 credits)
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. 2006.
Master of Arts, Reading, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. 1998.
Bachelor of Arts, English (French minor) Michigan State University—Honors
College. East Lansing, MI. 1989.
Michigan K-12 Library Media. 2006.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, AYA-ELA, 2002.
Michigan Reading Specialist K-12. 1998.
Michigan English 7-12, French 7-12. 1989.
Middle School Media Specialist and Language Arts Teacher, August 2004-
present. Lakeshore Middle School, Stevensville, MI. Managed middle
school library of 14,000+ volumes, including purchasing, circulation, staff
management, and web site; 2007-08 managed collections and personnel
at two district elementary schools, designed and instructed integrated
building-wide research curriculum K-12. Worked as technology integration
consultant and teacher trainer. Developed and taught 6th grade
Information Literacy course. Taught 8th grade Language Arts.
Teaching Assistant, May-August 2013. Michigan State University.
Assisted in the teaching of TE 843: Secondary Reading Assessment and
Instruction and CEP 816: Technology, Teaching, and Learning Across the
High School Teacher, August 1995 to June 2004. Lakeshore High School,
Stevensville, MI. Taught English 9, American Literature, British Literature,
Advanced Composition, Senior World Literature, French I.
High School Teacher, August 1992 to June 1995. Hartford High School,
Hartford, MI. Taught English 9, English 10, French 1, Remedial Reading.
High School Teacher, September 1990 to June 1992.
Littlefield Public School, Alanson, MI. Taught English 9, English 10, French 1,
French 2, Contemporary Literature, American Literature.
English Language Instructor, December 1989 to July 1990. BCM English
Language Institute, Seoul, South Korea. Taught conversational English
to teenagers and adults. Privately tutored children in conversational
Grants and Awards
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation Project Grant-Laptop Computers for
Literacy Course Implementation 2011-2012
MACUL Mi Champions School Technology Leadership Grant 2010-2011
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation Project Grant-Videoconferencing Room
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation Project Grant-Battle of the Books 2009-
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation Innovation Grant-Author Visit 2007
Lakeshore Public Schools Superintendent Recognition of Excellence 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Picturing America
Presentations and Publications
Johnson, A. (2013, November 1). TILE-SIG feature: NEWSELA, a resource
worth reporting. Reading Today Online. Available
A Study of Sixth Graders’ Evaluation of Internet Sources, Literacy Research
Association, San Diego, CA 2012
Getting to the Common Core Through Socratic Seminars, Michigan Council of
Teachers of English, East Lansing, MI 2012
Tech the Common Core, Berrien Tech Camp, Berrien Springs, MI 2012
Related Professional Experiences
Lakeshore Public Schools Technology Team 2013-present
Lakeshore Middle School Language Arts Curriculum Team Leader 2013-
Lakeshore Middle School Improvement Team 2010-present
Lakeshore Middle School Language Arts Consultant 2004-2012
President, Lakeshore Education Association 2007-2010
Lakeshore Schools Contract Management Committee 2002-2010
Student Media Specialist Supervisor, Grand Valley State Univ. 2009-2010
Lakeshore Schools Teacher Mentor 1998-1999, 2007-2008
Lakeshore Schools Technology Plan Authorship Committee 2004-2005,
Lakeshore K-12 Library Media Curriculum Committee 2004-2005, 2008-
Lakeshore Schools Teacher/Administrator Interview Committees 1998,
2003, 2004, 2008. 2013, 2014
Lakeshore Education Association Representative 2000-2002, 2003-2007
Vice-President, Lakeshore Education Association 2002-2003
National Board Certification: Adolescent/Young Adulthood English
Language Arts 2002 (3rd teacher in Michigan to earn AYA/ELA
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Portfolio Test Pilot
Lakeshore High School National Honor Society Sponsor 1997-1999
North Central Accreditation Language Arts Target Committee 1993-1994
Student Teacher Supervisor, Western Michigan Univ. 1994-1995
Littlefield Student Discipline Committee Chair 1992-1993
Workshops and Conference Experiences
Jeff Anderson: Teaching Grammar 2013
Kelly Gallagher: Reading and the Common Core 2013
Team Teaching 2012-2013
Common Core State Standards Training 2011
Mi Champions Technology Integration Leadership Training 2010
Council for Education Facility Planners International-Great Lakes 2010
Curriculum Crafter 2010
Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning 2004-2014
Michigan Association for Media in Education 2004-2008
Distance Learning/Teleconferencing in Education 2009
Six-Trait Writing 2006
The Big Six Research Model 2003
National Council of Teachers of English 1997, 2003
State of Michigan Instructional Excellence Conference (by Invitation) 2003
Socratic Seminar Facilitation and Coaching 2001
Differentiated Instruction 2000
Web Quest Design 1999
Multiple Intelligences Theory 1995
Control Theory and the Quality School (with William Glasser) 1995
Writing Workshop 1994
Discipline With Dignity 1994
Cooperative Learning 1993
American Educational Research Association, 2012-present
Literacy Research Association, 2012-present
Michigan Council of Teachers of English, 2012-present
National Council of Teachers of English, 2012-present
Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2004-
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) 2004-2012
American Library Association (ALA) 2008-2012
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2008-2012
Michigan Education Association (MEA) 1990-present