Interview: Justin Johnson, IL Teacher of the Year
In October 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year. The 21st talked with the award recipient, Justin Johnson, director of bands at Niles West High School in Skokie, about how his experiences growing up shaped the teacher he is now.
Justin Johnson, Director of bands at Niles West High School in Skokie and 2021 Illinois State Board of Education Teacher of the Year for Illinois
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