Mike Johnson

Teacher & Coach

This former teacher is Mike Johnson. Mike was a teacher and coach in School District #6 for 32 years working at Patrick Elementary School, Richardson Elementary School and Scenic Middle School. Mike attended schools in District #6 beginning in 1st grade and graduated from Crater in 1971. He then attended and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Linfield College where he met and married his wife, Clarice. After graduating from college he began his teaching career at Patrick Elementary in 1976. In addition to his teaching, he coached football and boys and girls basketball at Scenic Middle School. He was an assistant girl’s basketball coach at Crater and was the head softball coach at Crater from 1985 to 1992. Mike remembers fondly the outdoor education programs at the elementary schools and taking his high school teams to state tournaments. He has great memories of the hundreds of kids that he had in class and the tremendous staff members that he met, worked with and in many cases became lifelong friends. Mike has many hobbies but his favorites are woodworking, hunting and fishing. He also has hosted and officiated weddings, with many of those being his former students. He tells us “being able to teach in the District where I went to school and then watch our children grow up in the same community and attend the same schools is definitely a major highlight”. Mike and Clarice have two grown children, Wendi who graduated in 1996 and Andy who graduated in 2000. They have four grandchildren. Recently they sold their home in Central Point and moved to S. E. Salem that allows them to spend more time with their grandchildren. We applaud Mike as another in a long line of outstanding retired educators from School District #6 who have made a difference in the lives of countless young people.