Phone: 828-396-3457


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Reading National Boards

Mr. David Johnson

This is my 14th year teaching at Dudley Shoals Elementary. It is also my 14th year living and teaching in North Carolina. I am originally from Jefferson, Ohio - home of the Fighting Falcons. It is located in the northeast corner of Ohio where you are used to 4 feet of snow throughout winter.

After I graduated from college, I spent three years teaching as a reading tutor in the Plain Local School system in Canton, Ohio. It was hard to leave the staff and my kids in Plain Local Schools, but I am glad to be here in North Carolina. 

I have two children - Emmalynn McCartney Johnson and Raylee Harrison Johnson. Emmalynn is in the fifth grade and Raylee is 1st grade this year.

I have many hobbies. I love to cook, especially with my grill.  I love grilling seafood: salmon, tuna, swordfish, etc.  I have also become a pro at grilling ribs and pulled pork.  The best part is my home-made barbecue sauce.  Cooking and grilling is a passion.  

I also love music.  My all-time favorite music to listen to is The Beatles.  I grew up listening to The Beatles and their solo material.  I also love The Eagles, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, ACDC, and other classic rock bands.  It wasn't until I moved to North Carolina that I found country music.  I listen to the Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, and Darius Rucker, as well as many others.  Country music led me to Bluegrass music.  I am a regular at Merlefest now and have come to really enjoy Bluegrass.  The Steeldrivers are my favorite bluegrass band. At this time, I can't get enough of The Avett Brothers. 

I also love to hop on my Harley Davidson and take a ride. There is nothing like it!