Who's Who Top Educators

Joshua A. Johnson

Title: Music Teacher
Company: 1) Livingston County Schools; 2) Hopkins County Schools
Location: Smithland, Kentucky, United States

Joshua A. Johnson, a music teacher at Livingston County Schools and Hopkins County Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of music education.

Drawing from over two decades of experience in his chosen profession, Mr. Johnson has distinguished himself through his multiple roles at the Livingston County Schools, where he serves as a choir and band director for Livingston Central High School and an instructor on the fundamentals of music and the performing arts at South Livingston Elementary School. Additionally, he has been active as an assistant band director with the Hopkins County Schools, where he works at both the West Hopkins School and the Browning Springs Middle School. Motivated first and foremost by a passion for teaching and an enduring sense of compassion for his students, Mr. Johnson is a four-time nominee for Teacher of the Year, and is most proud to have spent much of his career working with excellent colleagues and pupils. 

After attaining a bachelor’s degree in 2001, Mr. Johnson went on to study at Eastern Kentucky University, where he benefited from a scholarship for vocal and instrumental music and earned a master’s degree in music education in 2010. Outside of his primary professional endeavors, he has been a member of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for over eight years, and is a grand officer of the Order of the Eastern Star for the State of Kentucky, through which he has availed himself of the opportunity to travel throughout the state and take in wonderful sights. 

In accounting for his success, Mr. Johnson largely credits the comfort of his religious faith, as well as his forthright attitude and ability to inspire and teach students. Among his most cherished accomplishments, he is particularly proud to have taught several students who went on to become music teachers in their own right. Looking toward the future, Mr. Johnson hopes to continue lending his aid to the future aspirations of students. 

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