Health, Fitness and Physical Education
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Hello! I am Amy Strickland Johnson. I have been a teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools since 1992 and at Sullivan since 2002. I am so lucky to work with an amazing team of teachers! I teach Middle School Health and PreK-5 grade Physical Education and I love it!

I received my Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Kinesiology from the Univeristy of Minnesota as well as my Physical Education and Developmental/Adapted

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Physical Education Licenses.  I attended Hamline University and received a Certificate for Teaching English Language Learners. My Health Education License was acquired from the University of St. Thomas and Bemidji State University.

 

I believe that Health is LIfe and that it is up to us to decide how we live our lives. We can choose to be positive and helpful even when life is stressful

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or when we are struggling with difficult life and health issues. Does this mean that we are never sad or upset? NO! It is healthy to have a wide range of emotions, however, we do not want to get "stuck" being angry or unhappy all the time. We cannot control what happens to us but we can control how react to it!

 

Take care, of yourself, do what is right, be your best and help others. 

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You are IMPORTANT and you deserve the best in your life!


For more information about me, check out my eFolio site:  http://amystricklandjohnson.v2efoliomn.mnscu.edu/Home

Feel free to contact me at: amy.strickland@mpls.k12.mn.us

Talk To Your Kids!!

Young people have so many questions, so many misconceptions about the world around them.  They are surrounded by media influences that lead them to believe that you need to be happy all the time, that they deserve what they want when they want it, that drugs and alcohol are cool and that everyone is having sex.  How confusing it is for a young person to navigate through!

Our young people need expectations and responsibilities.  They need someone to hold them accountable for their actions. They need to know how life REALLY is.  They need trusted adults to talk to them about concerns and worries so they can learn healthy ways to cope.

Talk to your child(ren).  Keep lines of communication open and be willing to let your kids express their emotions.  Our kids want and need our attention.