Phone: X2968


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees and Certifications: Masters of Elementary Education, Arizona State University Reading Endorsement K-12 EL Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement

Ms. Lori Johnston

Contact Me: Ms. Lori Johnston  

Reading Lab services at Desert Sun Academy services students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Through the Reading Lab classroom students work to gain the skills they need to be successful readers and learners in the classroom. Students are monitored weekly for progress where work is adjusted to meet their needs.  The Reading Lab strives for success in each learner and celebrates students exiting the program. 

I am a proud graduate of ASU with a Bachelor's degree in Business. I earned a post-baccalaureate and a Master's degree in Elementary Education. My certificate is K-8 with endorsements in ELL, Reading Specialist, and Early Childhood. I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I began my teaching career in 1993 in Yokohama, Japan. On my return to the States, I taught in the Balsz District for 10 years. I left teaching to raise my two children, Rachel and Joshua. I began teaching again in 2010 in Cave Creek Unified School District 93.

I have taught Kindergarten thru sixth grade. I love helping struggling readers become successful! I am the site testing coordinator for Desert Sun Academy.