Teacher Information

Ms. Karla Johnson

Phone: (281) 634-7179


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-6) English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades (1-6) Gifted and Talented Supplemental Grades (1-8)

Ms. Karla Johnson

This is my seventeenth year of teaching, and my fifteenth year here at Highlands Elementary.  I taught first grade for two years in San Antonio, and I taught fourth grade for three years here at Highlands.  This will be my twelfth year teaching fifth grade.  I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from Brigham Young University in 1989.  I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but I have lived in Texas since 1990.  I have four wonderful daughters ages 20, 25, 27, and 30.  They all attended Highlands Elementary.  I lived in Peru from 1985-1986, so I speak fluent Spanish. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking my dog on walks, hiking, running, biking, reading, singing, and playing the piano.  I ran my 20th marathon this year in 2020!  I also qualified for the Boston Marathon which I ran in April of 2011. 

Highlands has been home to me since I first moved here.  I served on the PTO board for several years, played the piano at festivals, and volunteered when I could in the classroom.  I am very grateful to teach here full time now with such a wonder staff.  My goal is to create a safe learning environment so each student will be able to achieve their fullest potential.  

Teacher Schedule

  • 8:10-8:15      Unpack, Announcements, and Lunch Count
    8:20-9:10      Outclass
    9:10-10:00    Period 1 ELA
    10:00-11:00  Reading
    10:40-11:45  Social Studies
    11:30-12:00  Enrichment  (P.M. Monday and Tuesday, A.M. Wednesday and Thursday)
    Friday is Fun Friday from 2:45-3:15
    12:00-12:30  Period 2 ELA 
    12:30-1:00    Recess
    1:00-1:30      Lunch
    1:30-1:45      ELA
    1:45-2:45      Reading
    2:45-3:15      Social Studies 
    3:15              Pack up and clean up
    3:20              Dismiss

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Tutorials scheduled as needed.