By Richard Freedman
There are 32 fourth-graders in Room 27 at Steffan Manor Elementary who can’t wait to get back to the classroom.
OK, maybe not all 32. But, from the looks of it, most. Take a bow, Devynne Johnson, the school — and the Vallejo City Unified School District’s — Teacher of the Year.
Simply put, “she’s like the Pied Piper,” praised Steffan Manor Principal Dr. Markell McCain, calling the honor “well-deserved.”
“It’s just the special quality she has; her connection with kids,” McCain said. “You can tell the kids love her. You can see it when you walk into the classroom. It’s just something special.”