May 2022 Adjunct Faculty Spotlight
Meet Mary Ann Johnson, English Language Studies Adjunct Faculty Member!
What do you teach? How long have you taught at COD?
I have been teaching English Language Studies since 2013.
What did you want to be “when you grew up?”
I wanted to be a dancer on Broadway. I even majored in dance briefly before finding my true passion for teaching.
What is your favorite show/TV series AND/OR What book are you reading now?
The best book I've read this year is called Anxious People by Fredrik Backman and I'm currently catching up on the latest season of Barry.
Do you have a favorite vacation spot? (from childhood or more recently?)
I lived abroad for over 15 years and fell in love with Denmark. I hope to visit again soon.
What attracted you to teaching?
Initially, I started teaching English as a Foreign Language so that I could travel the world.
In what ways does your work help students succeed?
I help them succeed by teaching them the specific skills they need to achieve their academic goals.
Who inspires you?
My mother is without a doubt my biggest inspiration. Even at 80 years old, she is still the best listener, advisor, and teacher.