by Tonya Solis-Mosby
Red Cross Instructors come from all walks of life, and the knowledge and skills they bring with them help the people we serve in many areas.
Here’s a look at Dr. Anngienetta R. Johnson – Volunteer Partner for Field Operations, North Texas Region:
What classes have you or do you teach for the American Red Cross? How long have you taught that/those classes?
I started teaching classes back in 2006. I have taught or am currently teaching the following classes: Fulfilling our Mission, Sheltering Overview, Sheltering Simulation, Logistics Overview, Disaster Services Overview (DSO), CPR/First Aid, Compression only CPR, and Community Disaster Education (Your Heart Matters and Be Red Cross Ready)
What event led you to become a Red Cross Instructor?
I became a community Disaster Education (CDE) Instructor and discovered that I enjoyed and was quite successful sharing “Be Red Cross Ready” material with the community. My success gave me the courage to teach other courses.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned as a Red Cross instructor that you’d like to share with the readers?
My students sacrifice their time to come to a class. I can’t disappoint them and not have something worthy and enjoyable to learn. If I know the material and love teaching the material, then that spirit extends to the students. Teaching is a joy.