I am Bessie Johnson who is originally from the great state of Mississippi. I graduated from Davidson High School. Before I graduated, my father and I had this in depth conversation about my future. He gave me two choices: go to school or get a job and pay rent. Since I was not ready to enter the workforce, I applied for and received a scholarship to Alcorn State University. This was one of the best decisions of my life.
At Alcorn State, I majored in English Education and received both my Bachelor and Master’s Degrees. Because I enjoyed my Alma Mater and its caring atmosphere, I returned to get my certificate in reading. These accomplishments lead to an endearing high school teaching career of 25 years. I thought I had enough of teaching, so I retired. This was not the case. I returned to my beloved profession on the college level and taught at Southwest Community College. After a two year tenure, I moved to Cheraw, South Carolina and taught English and reading courses at Northeastern Technical College. After teaching at Northeastern for five years, I left to teach Adult Basic Education. To do an effective job, I went to the University of Charleston to get my certification in Adult Education. After this adventure, I moved to Covington, Georgia and found employment at Georgia Perimeter College.
I retired from GPC to enjoy the good life. My good life did not last long because here I am at Peachtree Academy for the second time. I though retirement was good, but working at Peachtree is even better. Teaching is in my blood.