I'm Sarah Johansen
My husband Kurt and I have lived in Plymouth for 14 years. We are the proud parents of Emma, Charlotte, and Quinn. Our students attend Wayzata High School and Plymouth Creek Elementary.
As a family, we enjoy camping, cooking, walking our dog Leo, and exploring new places. We also value volunteering and spending time with extended family and friends.
Representing the students and families of the Wayzata School District for the past 8 years has been the most rewarding opportunity of my career . Although it has not always been easy, I have sincerely loved every day of my service! I am excited for the opportunity to keep making a difference and, as I have done for the past 8 years, I vow to listen, work hard, and put Wayzata students and families first!
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I hold a Master's Degree in Management of Human Service Organizations and Clinical Social Work from the University of Michigan.
My undergraduate degree is in Human Development and Social Relations (an interdisciplinary study of psychology, sociology, & education) from Kalamazoo College.
Adjunct Instructor for graduate and undergraduate courses in the Social Work Department at Augsburg University for 15 years.
Social Work Director, and acting Executive Director for a University of Minnesota based youth development program for students in grades 4-8.
Coordinator, educator & social worker for a school based intervention program aimed at helping struggling students be successful in school for k-12 students, teachers and parents within a 13 member intermediate school district.
St. Phillip the Deacon Lutheran Church
Church Council Member
Vacation Bible School and Confirmation teacher
Provision Community Restaurant, Board Member
Interfaith Outreach, Committee Member
Caring For Kids
Wayzata Public Schools Literacy Program Volunteer
Wayzata Early Learning School
Oakwook, Birchview, Meadow Ridge, Kimberly Lane Elementary
School Based Volunteer
Partners in Art
Plymouth Creek, EMS, WHS PTO
East Middle School Professional Development Leadership Team- Parent rep.
Parent Volunteer for my children's sports teams
Family Support of various nonprofits that focus on food security and supportive programs for children and families.