Special Education

Marquette Area Public Schools
Special Education Department
Graveraet Elementary School
611 North Front Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906)225-4319


(July 2021)
Dear Families and Students,

Welcome to a new school year! I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself as Marquette Area Public Schools’ new Director of Special Education. While I am new to this role, I started at MAPS in 2005 as an administrative intern and general education teacher, created and taught a program for at-risk kindergartners, taught as a reading and math interventionist, designed and implemented a program to support students’ social and emotional development, and worked as a special education teacher and teacher consultant. While I will miss teaching, I look forward to getting to know all of you in a different capacity.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or just to say hello.

Warm Regards,
Rebecca Z. Johnson, Ed.S
Director of Special Education

  • Ed.S. Administration and Supervision, Northern Michigan University
  • M.A.E. Educational Administration: Administration and Supervision, Northern Michigan University
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences Human Resources and Society, Michigan State University
  • Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained Classroom)
  • English (BA) 6-8
  • Learning Disabilities (SM) K-12
  • School Administrator Certificate
  • Central Office (CO)
  • Elementary and Secondary Administration K-12 (ES)
  • Full Approval for Director of Special Education
  • Full Approval for Teacher Consultant: LD

Special Education Staff