February 2021 Employee Spotlight: Emily Johns

Emily's dog, Millie
Emily's dog, Millie


Q: Where are you from?
A: Texas born and raised. I was born in Huntsville, Texas and most recently moved from Sanger, Texas.

Q: What and where have you studied?
A: 
BYU-I | B.S. in Theatre and Speech Secondary Education and Texas Woman’s University | M.A. in Theatre

Q: Where have you previously worked?
A:
 Texas Woman’s University, 2012–2020, Seminary and Institute, 2018–2020

Emily Johns with her mom
Emily Johns and her mom (2012)

 

 

Q: Growing up, what teacher inspired you the most? How?
A: My mother. She was a university vocal instructor and high school choral director. Everybody just loved her! She is so smiley, loving, cute, and spunky! She is also a master at her craft and is well-known and loved in the Texas choral network. I loved being a witness to the miraculous and never-ending work of a teacher. She was happy all the time because she lived her dream; to play a part in music changing lives like it changed hers. My parents never chased money and worldly success; they went after their passions and taught us to do the same. They are the most successful people I know.

 

 

Emily and her husband, Devin
Emily and her husband, Devin


Q: Best Halloween costume you have had?
A:
 Rey from Star Wars and Mary Poppins

Q: What would you rate 10/10?
A:
 Following the Prophet! Most recently, studying the promises made to covenant Israel.

Q: If you could be any type of vegetable, what would you be and why?
A:
 A potato because they usually play a key role in comfort foods and they make people happy.

Q: Where could we find you on most Saturday mornings?
A:
 Putting on a YouTube playlist of upbeat music and cleaning the house. I love Saturdays! You know, it’s a special day!

Q: Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
A:
 Disney World and the UK

 

Emily and Minnie Mouse
Emily and Minnie Mouse


Q: Would you rather spend a night out on the town or stay home inside with a book?
A:
 Stay inside! 2020 was a good year for me . . . I was a total hermit and I loved it.

Q: Who would you like to swap places with for a day?
A:
 President Nelson’s secretary or Minnie Mouse

Q: What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?
A:
 Anything Harry Potter and “do the next right thing” from Frozen II.

Photos courtesy of Emily Johns