Wayne Johnson

Wayne JohnsonTitle: Engineering and World & U.S. History Teacher, President of Advanced Education Support

Company: Gardena High School

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rancho Palos Verdes, California, January 5, 2011, Wayne Johnson, Engineering and World & U.S. History Teacher for Gardena High School, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in secondary education. With 22 years of professional experience, Mr. Johnson has spent the last nine utilizing his expertise in science and social studies education for Gardena High School. An impassioned educator, he is responsible for teaching ninth-grade students, working in the laboratory and incorporating pre-engineering lessons into secondary curriculum. Mr. Johnson also serves in the capacity of president of advanced education support for the school. By following the path that God set for him, he has been able to help numerous students attain the supplemental learning tools they need to be successful. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the School of International Relations of the College of Letters Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in 1970. Having received teaching credentials in single-subject secondary education and social studies, he also completed postgraduate coursework in computer science in order to keep abreast of changes in technology. A forward-thinking individual, Mr. Johnson intends to use this knowledge to develop new curriculum for the school in electronics, networking and internet capabilities.


Before devoting his life to education, Mr. Johnson’s previous work experience encompassed a diverse collection of positions and industries. He gained experience in social services as the director of youth services and special assistant to the city manager for the city of Lakewood. He was also integral to Team IMSA as its chief Porsche mechanic. Furthermore, Mr. Johnson had the esteemed pleasure of working on a special project concerning the B-2 stealth bomber for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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