The Spanish Class

Teacher Talk

Sharmini Johnson: Founder and Lead Teacher

Sharmini Johnson is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Masters in Elementary Education and a certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Florida. She has sixteen years of teaching experience ranging from kindergarten to adults and has taught language at every stage of her career.

Born in Malaysia to an Indian father and an Argentine mother, Sharmini has an international background. She was raised bilingually and has lived in seven countries around the world including Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Her first-hand knowledge of diverse Hispanic cultures along with her native fluency in both English and Spanish prove an invaluable asset to her students.

In 2010, Sharmini and her family came to Baton Rouge, where she founded The Spanish Class. Following in her parents’ footsteps, she is raising her two children bilingually and they are the inspiration behind her work.