Hillside, KC Teacher Honored at WMU
Theresa Williams-Johnson is the choir teacher at KC and Hillside
Theresa Williams-Johnson, choir director at Hillside Middle School and Kalamazoo Central High School, was honored at Western Michigan University during its Extra Yard for Teachers Week. She was recognized during the WMU vs. Delaware State game on Sept. 15.
College football teams across the country honored teachers during the annual event.
Williams-Johnson has taught music in public schools for more than 33 years. Her choirs have participated in Michigan School Vocal Music Association events, including district and state choral festivals and district solo and ensemble festivals and have consistently received Division I/ Superior ratings. Her students have also performed in MSVMA state, all-state, and all-state jazz honors choirs every year. She directed the MSVMA State Honors Choir in 2010.
She is the former director of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus Preparatory and Concert Choirs. She was the recipient of the KPS Medallion of Excellence Award, presented by the Kalamazoo Education Association in 1997 and the Excellence in Education Significant Educator Award in 2005 and 2017.
She has her bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University.
Williams-Johnson is also the coordinator of music for the Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. She resides in Kalamazoo with her husband Todd. They have two daughters, Torian and Taylor.