Amanda Johnson is a veteran music educator with 20+ years of experience. She studied at West Texas State (now WT A&M) University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Therapy from Utah State University. She earned a Master’s of Music Education from Tarleton State University. Her teaching career began in her hometown of Clovis, New Mexico where she worked at her Alma Mater Clovis High School for two years. She made the move to Texas in 2000 when she took a job in Arlington, TX at Ousley Jr. High. After six years in Arlington, Mrs. Johnson took over as the Band Director at Scurry-Rosser ISD in Scurry, TX. While there she began the tradition of traveling with the band and showing her students the world beyond their small hometown! Trips with the Scurry-Rosser Band have been to Galveston, San Antonio, and Dallas TX, Memphis TN, and Disney World in Florida.
Amanda loves traveling with her family and introducing her daughter to the beauties of nature and history of the various destinations. The best trip to date with the family was a five-week road trip in the RV making a big circle through Midwestern America. The family also enjoys traveling to various resorts in Mexico. Amanda’s favorite trip by far as a member of a performing ensemble was when she traveled to Ireland with the USU Band to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin!
Mrs. Johnson and her husband Marvin recently built their dream home in rural Lively, TX on a small piece of land. They have two daughters, four grandkids, one dog, two cats, and expect the number of animals and grandkids to grow in the future.