Michelle Johnson moved from Connecticut to the Bay Area when she was three years old. Mrs. Johnson graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's in Science: Kinesiology with a Minor in Health and Wellness. Mrs. Johnson moved back to the Bay Area after graduation where she met her husband. They have two daughters. She received her teaching credentials in Physical Education and Health Science as well as her Master's degree in Education from National University.
Mrs. Johnson has been the head coach of the junior high track and field team since 2009. She was the assistant high school swim coach from 2010-2013. She has been the head coach of swimming since 2014. Since taking over the swim team she has won the girls division (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021), and girls league (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021), the boys league (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) and boys division (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 ). Coach Johnson was awarded Swimming Female Coach of the Year in 2016. As of 2017, she is the NAL rep for swimming.
In March 2016 Mrs. Johnson attended the annual CAHPERD conference for the 5th time. She learns new games, skills, and ways to bring energy, learning and fun into the classroom. She will be attending again in 2023. Mrs. Johnson will be starting her 18th year at University Preparatory School. She is the Physical Education Department Chair.
This will be Mrs. Johnson’s 10th year of Fitness class. She is very excited to share her passion for health and activity with the students.