Darryl Johnson

Smithville, MO | Years Taught: 1992 – Present

Darryl considers himself to be a high-energy teacher with self-imposed demanding standards regarding instruction, assessments, and professional growth. He is strict but open, honest but sensitive, and optimistic without being naïve. Mr. Johnson has several foundational principles: students and teachers should have mutually high behavioral and academic expectations of one another; educators must strive to obtain and maintain positive and productive relationships with all stakeholders; “failure” has an unfair reputation, as it is a necessary acquaintance and is a powerful tool; and finally, there should never be a time when students question a teacher’s passion.

Additional Recognition

  • 2012 • National Board Certification
  • 2008 • Missouri NEA Horace Mann Award
  • 2007 • Missouri Teacher of the Year
  • 2002 • National Board Certification
  • 2002 • Missouri Scholars Academy Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2000 • Smithville R-II School District Teacher of the Year
  • 1999-06 • Smithville High School Teacher of the Year