Paul Johnson, our longtime Ozark Literacy Council volunteer and board member, died Monday, June 25, 2018. He is an irreplaceable member of the Ozark Literacy Council community. Our staff, students, tutors, teachers, board members and his legions of former students mourn his loss.
Paul was a gifted teacher, sharing his creativity and love of language with his many students. He was a dedicated volunteer, working daily at Ozark Literacy for the last 10 years, since September, 2008. He served as our tutor trainer and mentor. His great joy was connecting students with the arts, and he served as our Crystal Bridges emissary since the inception of our Crystal Bridges student program in 2012.
Named the 2011 Arkansas Bar Association Tutor of the Year and 2008 Ozark Literacy Council Volunteer of the Year, Paul’s passion and mission were to help adult students from around the world learn more about American culture and our language. We continue to remember and celebrate his life—one full of teaching, service, and friendships.