My name is Tom Johnston. I will be the 3rd-grade teacher this year at Sun Valley Academy in Avondale. I have been teaching for over 20 years. I became a teacher because I get satisfaction and enjoyment out of watching someone learn. So, I decided I want to be a part of that experience for scholars, daily. I joined Sun Valley because I found the attitude about teaching and the programs used, such as Leader in Me, to be interesting and valuable. A fun fact about me is that I had taught for 14 years in South Korea.