Buckley Johnson, a fourth-grade teacher at Highcrest School in Wethersfield, often finds himself telling his classroom, "There's more than one way to learn that idea. How will you learn it?" In his 35 years as an educator, Mr. Johnson has consistently pursued strategies that seek to broaden the scope of instruction. More than ten years ago, he successfully lobbied for and subsequently helped create a technology curriculum at his school. To reinforce home reading habits, he created "Are You Calling Me Tonight?", a program that used random telephone monitoring to reward students "caught in the act" of reading. Inspired by a recent summer course at Rutgers University, Mr. Johnson is currently involved in developing in-service and instructional programs that emphasize real-life mathematics applications. In 1995, and again in 1996, Mr. Johnson received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching.
1967 Central Connecticut State University, B.A.