NAVIGATION:          HOMEPAGE          WELCOME          CONCERT          QUOTES          CONCLUSION

Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


BIOGRAPHY
 

APRIL JOHNSON
Waxahachie, TX
ajj0027@unt.edu


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

I grew up in first Michigan and then Texas and as an adult I have lived in several different places including France, New Mexico, and  Mexico. I am currently living in Waxahachie, Texas where I am an elementary school librarian. I have taught elementary and middle school students in Texas, New Mexico, and Monterrey, Mexico. I love reading, languages, traveling, and animals.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate in Library and Information Science
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 

M.A.T. Elementary Education
Western New Mexico University, Silver City
Gallup Graduate Studies Center

B. A. French
University of Texas at Arlington
College of Liberal Arts


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

I became interested in storytelling while pursuing my M.S. in Library Science. I have always been interested in stories and am an avid reader. I was drawn to teaching because I was interested in sharing a love of stories and books with students. As a librarian I have an opportunity to use storytelling with a wider audience and expose hundreds of students to the joys of storytelling.

 I am an American mutt (Hungarian, Norwegian, French, German, and Mohawk ancestry) so I like stories from all over the world. I especially like fairy tales, traditional stories, myths, and epics. I like stories that explore character and emotion. I am interested in studying how storytelling can be used to teach and empower young people.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

My interests include learning to play my great uncle’s violin and photography. I hope to include these two hobbies in with my storytelling adventures in the future. Eventually I hope to be a librarian overseas. My dream locations include Budapest, New Zealand, and Wales.


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