School for Advanced Studies Teacher wins District Social Studies 2012 Teacher of the Year
Miami, May 1, 2012 - School for Advanced Studies Teacher wins District Social Studies 2012 Teacher of the Year
Dr. Derrick Johnson of School for Advanced Studies has been selected as the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Dade County Council for Social Sciences.
Dr. Johnson teaches Advanced Placement Government and Advanced Placement US History at School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Kendall Campus. He has helped the students at SAS to achieve AP exam results that far exceed District and national averages.
Dr. Johnson is an attorney who chose to teach in a public high school rather than continue a practice of law. It is unusual for an attorney to dedicate himself in this way to children in the public school system, but what sets Dr. Johnson apart is much more than that. He gives up his time outside of class to sponsor the students at School for Advanced Studies in many different activities.
This year he has sponsored SAS students in competitions for the African American Brain Bowl, Model UN, Moot Court and Mock Trial among other clubs and activities. Dr. Johnson's SAS Moot Court team is the reigning First Place team in the state of Florida for 2011. He is eagerly awaiting notification regarding the 2012 SAS Moot Court Team and whether they will advance in the next level of this year's competition.