Susan Johanson is an office careers instructor in the Medical Administrative Specialist and Medical Coding Specialist programs. She began teaching at DCTC in 1990.
The 2001 DCTC Teacher of the Year, Susan accrued extensive industry experience during her career, having worked at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, HealthPartners in Minneapolis and St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
As for her teaching philosophy, Susan says, "In my role as a teacher, it is important for me to connect with my students. I use storytelling, visuals and other means to present my material to foster an energetic classroom community. Learning should be fun!"
Working with a diverse population of students and her great faculty colleagues is the best part of her job as a DCTC instructor.