Shawn Johnson's Webpage

  • Shawn Johnson's Introduction

    I'm thrilled to say this is my 25th year teaching high school Social Studies classes and look forward to providing an environment where students will develop a growth mindset. I am very interested in having your support and working as a team with your family to have a very successful school year. I am a native of Washington State but have lived in the San Antonio area for the past twenty-five years. I currently teach AP Macroeconomics, Dual Credit Government, and IB History of the Americas.

    When I am not at school, I enjoy walking and traveling with my wife, Pamela. I also enjoy being a supportive band and debate parent for my son, Connor. In conjunction with my academic and social background, I am a retired Master Sergeant and bring my military experiences from the Army to enhance the classroom environment. Through travel and work, I have encountered people from various backgrounds; which has provided me a better understanding of the process of teaching people from a multitude of learning styles and cultures.

    I understand that every child has different strengths and weaknesses in their learning process. Therefore, I am committed to having differentiated instruction in my class with a variety of opportunities for my students to achieve their goals. Nevertheless, learning the social sciences involves a multitude of educational skills. Students will be challenged to develop a variety of approaches to learning. I will request your support at home to reach our goals this year. 

    Degrees and Certifications:

    M.A. Political Science (Texas State University)

    M.Ed. Education Administration (Southwest Texas State University)

    B.E.S.S. Exercise and Sports Science (Southwest Texas State University)

    A.S. Biology (Austin Community College)

    SBEC Certified in Social Studies: Grades (7-12), Secondary Physical Education: Grades (6-12), and Principal: Grades (EC-12)

    Clemens Bufffalo


    Phone: 210/945-6501, X-1164

    Courses: AP Macroeconomics, Dual Credit Government, and IB History of the Americas II (HL).


Hybrid Daily Schedule

Class Period Course/Teacher Info Time of Day Location
1st Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester) 8:40-9:25 H 205
2nd AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester) 9:30-10:25 H 205
3rd Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester) 10:30-11:15 H 205
4th Lunch/Remote Learning Management 11:20-12:05 H 205
5th Duty 12:10-12:55 Outdoor Courtyard
6th AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester) 1:00-1:45 H 205
7th I. B. History of the Americas II 1:50-2:35 H 205
Buff Time Enhanced Tutorial 2:35-3:20 H 205
8th Conference 3:25-4:10 H 205

Tutoring Times

  • Before School: 7:50 - 8:20 (Check with me prior to determine availability - M, T, & F)

    After school: 4:15 - 4:45 (Check with me prior to determine availability - M, W, Th, & F)

    Extended, Zoom, or other tutorial times are available by appointment.


    Educate Your Children To Self-Control, To The Habit Of Holding Passion And Prejudice And Evil Tendencies Subject To An Upright And Reasoning Will, And You Have Done Much To Abolish Misery From Their Future And Crimes From Society.

    Benjamin Franklin: Author, Diplomat, Inventor, Physicist, Politician & Printer (1706 - 1790) 

Class Expectations & Rules

  • Class Expectations

    When you walk into Dual Credit Course, IB History of the Americas, or AP World History; I consider you a mature, adult college student. That means life here will be very different from high school: much more independence and freedom of choice. Some people are ready for the responsibility that comes with that new life; others are far from ready. Your success is based on your willingness to respond as a college student, thus your effort is required to learn from the process of that your are involved with throughout the course of instruction.

    Objectives For All Classes:

    Student will...

    • Write effective Social Studies essays with a strong thesis and supporting evidence.
    • Analyze key documents and discuss their relevance.
    • Interpret major historical events and periods and determine their significance.
    • Develop a global perspective of current world issues, and how Social Studies can guide the human race in the future.
    • Synthesize creative projects utilizing the skills learned in class.
    • Discuss how past events relate to the present.
    • Develop an appreciation of the sacrifices made by other Americans in order that we might enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.


    Class Rules

    • Be proactive in creating a physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
    • Treat others in a respectful and courteous manner.
    • Arrive to class on time.
    • Follow directions the first time.
    • Practice a studious work ethic and always be prepared for class.
    • Ensure that the classroom and hallway is left clean.


    "Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater."

    George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor (1860s – January 5, 1943) 

Remind Sign-up Information and Codes

Remind is a messaging platform that helps educators, students, parents and other users send quick, simple messages to any device. Please register using your full First and Last Name. To register via phone, text associated Remind Code to 81010. To register online, access Remind site at Watch Remind information video in the help section for further instructions. If you have any questions concerning the education process, please contact me at 945-6501, X-1164 and leave a message. I will try to return your call during my next available conference time. E-mail is the preferred method of contact, which is:
Period Class Remind Code
1st Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester) @govdc1st
2nd AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester) @apeco2nd
3rd Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester) @govdc3rd
4th Lunch N/A
5th Duty N/A
6th AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester) @apeco6th
7th I. B. History of the Americas II (HL) @hota7th
8th Conference N/A

Mission Statement

  • I believe that a Social Studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state and world communities. The understanding of both the past and the present, as well as a comprehension of both domestic and global issues, will help prepare students for the challenges they will face in the years to come. In order to acheive these goals we must learn at all costs; thus a work hard-effort is key to mental growth. Therefore, the challange is to make our mistakes and deficiencies as opportunities, and learn from them.


    "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

    George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor (1860s – January 5, 1943) 

College Board Designation

  • The College Board owns the terms  "AP®,"  "Advanced Placement®" and "College Board®" and a unique shade of blue.

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