DepartmentsSchool of Education
Undergraduate Education
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
  • B.A., Western Michigan University

Biography

Dr. Johnson specializes in math education, elementary curriculum and elementary instruction. A former elementary school teacher in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California, Dr. Johnson has presented teacher education workshops and courses for numerous organizations, including California Baptist University; University of California, Riverside; and the Association of Christian Schools International. Dr. Johnson authored Hands-On Math, K-1 for Creative Teaching Press and the subsequent Standards-based edition with the same title. She also presented a number of papers for the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Johnson enjoys leading educational seminars and speaking at women’s retreats and has enjoyed ministering in the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

Affiliations

  • ACSI-Association of Christian Schools International
  • NCTM-National Association for Teachers of Mathematics

Publications

Books
  • “Changes Science Level Six”. Content Editor. ACSI Purposeful Design Publications, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010.

  • "Out of the Overflow: Stories of God's Love from His Heart to Yours".  Contributor.  Winepress Publishing, Enumclaw, WA. 2010.

  • “Changes Science Level Five.” Content Editor. ACSI Purposeful Design Publications, Colorado Springs, CO, 2008.

  • “Hands-On Math, K-1, Second Edition,” Creative Teaching Press Inc.: Huntington Beach, California, 2006.

  • “Fifth Grade Science Textbook”. Content Editor (in process). Colorado Springs, Colorado: Purposeful Design Publications.

  • “Hands-On Math K-1,” Creative Teaching Press Inc.: Cypress, California

Article
  • “Investigating the Relationship between Procedural and Mathematical Writing Responses”, ERIC Document Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education ED 407.

Presentations
  • Johnson, V., (November, 2010). “Infant Attachment and Preschool Success.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (May, 2008). “Infant Attachment and Preschool Success.” Association of Christian Schools International California Early Childhood Convention, Long Beach, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2008). “In the Beginning...God.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2008). “Creatures Great and Small.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2008). “Let the Rocks Cry Out.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2007). “Age-Appropriate Math Instruction and Assessment.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2007). “Age-Appropriate Math Instruction and Assessment.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2007). “Appropriate Use of Small Group Instruction in Math.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2007). “Appropriate Use of Small Group Instruction in Math.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2007). “Integration of Faith in Classrooms and Instruction.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2007). “Mathematical Writing in the Elementary Classroom.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2005). “The Appropriate Use of Small Group Instruction in Math and Science.” Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, California.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2004) “Hands-on, Brains on Mathematics Instruction.” Association of Christian Schools International Northern California Regional Conference, Sacramento, California

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2004) “Age-appropriate Math Instruction (K-5).” Association of Christian Schools International Northern California Regional Conference, Sacramento, California

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2004) “Preschool Foundations for Math Success.” Association of Christian Schools International Northern California Regional Conference, Sacramento, California.

  • Johnson, V., (October, 2004). “Teaching and Assessing Number Concepts, (P-3).” Association of Christian Schools International Northern Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2003) “Hands-on, Brains on Mathematics Instruction.” Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2002) “Curiosity Science.” Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (April, 2002) “Nurturing Moral Development in Preschoolers.” Early Childhood Conference, Corona, CA

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2003). “Art Appreciation for Elementary Students.” Association of Christian Schools International California Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Johnson, V., (November, 2002), “Personal Growth and the Beginning Teacher.” Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

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