Johnson Orthodontics surprises local teacher Karen Willey with $200

Nominated by student Alex Stevens
April 16, 2018

Dr. Jonathan C. Johnson surprised Sussex Academy teacher Karen Willey with a $200 VISA gift card March 29.

Willey is the third winner of Johnson’s teacher appreciation contest for this school year. She was nominated by student Alex Stevens, who dropped her name into a fishbowl in Johnson’s office. The money is hers to spend on her classroom and/or students in whichever way she feels best.

It’s Johnson’s way of saying thanks to all those teachers who exhibit patience and understanding toward students who must miss class to attend regular orthodontic appointments. As the son of two elementary school teachers, Johnson is committed to supporting local schools and looks forward to surprising another teacher in June.