My name is Leigh Johnson and I am the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at Berrien High School. I am a proud graduate of The University of Georgia where I majored in FACS education. My teaching career began in Covington, Georgia where I taught all areas of high school FACS. In 1995 my husband and I moved to Berrien County. I became part of the Berrien Middle School faculty where I taught Math and FACS. After staying home with my two boys I returned to the classroom eight years ago and have been blessed to be part of the Berrien High teaching staff. I now teach the Nutrition and Food Science Pathway. My classes are centered on the role of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle and the production/creation/marketing of food products. I believe these classes are beneficial to all students no matter what their chosen career field might be.
I also serve as adviser for FCCLA which is the student organization that supports FACS classes. FCCLA, then called FHA, was an important part of my time in high school. I served as an FHA State Officer. This gives me a unique perspective into the organization and all the benefits it provides for students. This organization is the only student organization with family as the central focus. The organization works to provide leadership development, individual growth and skills for life.
My husband Scott and I have two boys, Reese and Carson, who have benefited from the excellence of the Berrien County School System. Reese is currently a Junior at UGA. Carson is a Senior here at BHS. We love being part of our community and enjoy the benefits of small town life.