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#FacultyFriday: Dillon Johnson

The district’s last faculty spotlight of the year shines a bright light on Dillon Johnson, a Goshen High School Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) teacher who has been with the district for five years.

Johnson earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Technology Education, first from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego and then from SUNY Buffalo. He joined the Goshen Central School District in 2019 to teach Robotics, Discovering Computer Science, Woodworking, two Siena College computer science courses, and a Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) cyber security course. Alongside teaching, he advises the ESports and Robotics clubs and coaches the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball team.

“The Goshen community is unlike any other,” the STEAM teacher said. “I personally think Goshen High School has some of the best faculty members I have ever encountered at a school. I absolutely love the level of support and genuine care between teachers and students, students and teachers.”

He said other perks of working in the district include the advanced and useful equipment students can learn about and use.

Within the past couple years, Goshen won the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s (NYSTEEA) Program of Excellence Award in 2022 and the International Technology and Engineering Association’s (ITEEA) Program of Excellence Award in 2023. Johnson himself won the Regional Teacher of the Year Award from NYSTEEA this spring.

“There is nothing else I would rather be doing with my life,” Johnson said when he received the award. “Having the opportunity to be a part of this special community we call Goshen and having the opportunity to impact these kids’ lives every day is an honor.”

The tech teacher said he cares deeply about the impact he makes on his students, and works to hold them to the highest standards to help them develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

As the school year comes to a close, it is fitting that Johnson most looks forward to seeing his students walk across the stage at graduation. He always looks forward to the accomplishments of Goshen Girls Basketball as well.

Outside work, Johnson loves building and practicing woodworking, and keeping up with school sports.

“I try to be involved in as much Goshen basketball as I can,” he said, “and I love to spend time with friends and family.”

Thank you so much, Dillon Johnson, for all you do! We appreciate you and wish you a great summer!