Mrs. Tara Johnson

Phone: 515-965-9705


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education Minor in Coaching Health Heroes Club Sponsor

Mrs. Tara Johnson

6-7 Physical Education

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Hi! My name is Tara Johnson. I'm excited about the opportunity to teach Physical Education at Prairie Ridge Middle School this year! This year I will begin my 21st year of teaching Physical Education. Before coming to Prairie Ridge, I taught Physical Education for 2 years at Parkview Middle School and 5 years at Northwest Elementary. Prior to teaching at Ankeny, I taught for 7 years at Dows Elementary & Dows/CAL Middle School. I'm looking forward to working with students to improve their current levels of fitness, gain confidence, and to introduce them to a variety of activities they can particpate in now and as they get older.

My husband Rick works at Graham Tire & Automotive in Ankeny and custom paints vehicles in his free time. Dylan, my 19 year old step son, lives in Iowa Falls, IA. We also have a 6 1/2 year old son named Liam who attends First Grade at Northwest Elementary.

I enjoy participating in sports, boating, tubing, fishing, shopping, and traveling to new places any chance I get. I also love going to ISU games (GO CYCLONES!!), Okoboji, movies, and music concerts.  Most importantly, I love spending time with my family and friends!

The easiest way to contact me if you have questions or concerns is via email.