Jen Cullerton Johnson–Christ the King Class of 1986

I lived across the street from CK, the same block as my great friend, the Honorable Melissa A. Durkin. Back then my best friend Debbie Doody (Furlong) and other Roadrunners in the class of 1986 called me Jenny Johnson. My education at CK taught me the importance of taking care of others, especially those who are less fortunate. When I graduated CK, I attended La Lumiere High School, went to college at Indiana University, MFA at the University of New Orleans and a MEd from Loyola University of Chicago.  I am a teacher, a children's book writer, and environmentalist. I am married and have a son who is now a freshman at ChiArts, majoring in Theatre. Although I no longer live in Beverly, when I think of Christ the King School and Parish, I remember one very special nun named Sister Josella who helped me academically. She was an amazing spiritual leader who I stayed in contact with long after she retired.  With deep gratitude, I remember the CK families like Dick and Pat Singler, and my former neighbors Mary Alice McDonald, Molly Gilmartin and Alice and Tom Durkin, who showed my brother and me great kindnesses (thank you!) and helped us develop into the people we are today.

Jen Johnson


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