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Kathryn Johanson

My name is Kathryn Johanson, and I am thrilled to be joining the Kipling Staff! For the past two years I taught Orchestra at Shepard Middle School. Before coming to Shepard, I taught General Music and Choir at Freemont Intermediate School. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Illinois in 2015. I am a huge Illini fan and enjoy going down for football games in the fall. Outside of DPS109 I stay active in Musical Theatre and direct the Children’s Company at the Northbrook Park District. In the free time I have, I enjoy spending time with my twin sister and exploring the forest preserves around the North Shore. I’m excited for the coming year and the musical journey ahead!