Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson is an American elementary school teacher in Beijing, China. She graduated in 2013 with a second degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Shortly after obtaining that degree she decided that the best way to teach her students about life and how to be successful on its roller-coaster was to break out of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bubble and explore the world and learn for herself. So she hopped on a plane and moved to China. She has lived in China for two years and plans to stay another two years and then hopes to continue to explore, learn, and educate in other parts of the world. She had a bumpy ride in the beginning stages of transitioning to China but has learned how to adapt and accept the culture and learn how to become a part of it. Tiffany has recently taken over the Elementary Department in her school and plans to delve into the administrative side to education as a way to continue to develop professionally and personally. She decided to take part in the Black Lives in China documentary by Nicole Bonnah as a way to be a catalyst in educating not only a small population of students but an entire culture.

Last Updated: May 4, 2016

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