Tania Johnson

Cedar Rapids Education Association President

Tania Johnson

Phone: 319-558-4716
Email: tajohnson

What are the responsibilities of your office or department? 
As the President of the Cedar Rapids Education Association (CREA), I listen to and support Cedar Rapids educators. I also work closely with district and building administrators to make sure a teacher voice is always present. My guiding principle is to promote quality public education by placing our students at the center of everything we do while advocating for education professionals.

Professional History: 
I have taught Alternative Kindergarten and Kindergarten for 20 years at Coolidge Elementary and Jackson Elementary. I taught one year in Brighton, England through a Fulbright Exchange program. I was the 2013 Iowa Teacher of the Year and worked with the Iowa Department of Education while on leave from the Cedar Rapids School District. When I returned to CRCSD, I stepped into several Teacher Leadership roles; Teacher Quality Liaison, Resolution Team Facilitator and currently I am the Teacher Development Support & Resolution Team Facilitator. 

Fun Facts about Tania: 
I became a teacher because of the wonderful teachers I had growing up in Cedar Rapids. I stay in Cedar Rapids because I want that tradition to continue in our schools.  

I enjoy traveling but don't do that as much now that I have two high school children. My hobby now is attending my kids' sporting events. 

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