Phone: 208-285-1161 ext. 216


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Elementary Education - Eastern Washington University K-8 All Subjects K-12 Reading M.Ed - Elementary Education - University of Idaho National Board Certified Teacher Idaho Master Educator

Mrs. Tauna Johnson

This will be my thirty-third year teaching at Genesee Elementary.  I taught fifth grade for twenty-seven years, and now I have the privilege of teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade science while I am also the fifth-grade homeroom teacher.

I have lived in this area all my life.  I graduated from Colfax High School, then went to Eastern Washington University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a reading major and math minor.  When I started teaching in Genesee, I learned how much I love teaching science.  I then began working with University of Idaho professors on different science grants and was able to gain science knowledge and experience teaching hands-on science.  These experiences led me to pursue my Master of Education Degree at the University of Idaho focusing on assessing hands-on science.

Being able to use my passion for science education with young children is my dream job.  I love watching my students' eyes light up after they accomplish a task or project that deepened their thinking.      

My husband and I have two grown children who are married and one granddaughter.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling with my husband, going for walks, and baking.