Professional Service

  • National CEEDAR Task Force on Shortages in Teacher Education. member. 02/12/2020 - present
  • American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. Role: Guest Editor. Guest Editor. 08/06/2019 - present
  • Turkish Journal of Special Education. Role: Consulting Editor. Consulting Editor. 08/07/2018 - 12/16/2020
  • HECSE. member. 12/05/2017 - 07/01/2020
  • DEC. Role: member. Member, DECIDE (DEC’s Consortium for Innovation in Doctoral Education), International Division for Early Childhood, 2014-present. 10/2014 - 11/13/2018
  • Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. Reviewer. 11/2011 - present
  • ASHA-LSHSS. Role: Editorial Consultant. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools. 08/2009 - present

Internal Service

  • Search Committee for Tenure Track Position in Severe Disabilities. Chair, 10/16/2020 - present. Department service.
  • College of Education Retention, Promotion, Tenure Committee. member, 08/26/2020 - present. College service.
  • Special Education Admissions Committee. member, 08/26/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Special Education Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. member, 08/26/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Consortium for Families and Health Research (C-FAHR). member, 05/13/2020 - present. University service.
  • ECSE Program Area Coordinator. ECSE Program Area Coordinator, 07/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Chair, Appeals Committee. Chair, 05/01/2019 - 08/01/2019. College service.
  • Committee on Community Engaged Learning. member, 10/01/2018 - 10/01/2019. University service.
  • State CEEDAR Task Force. 06/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Project Youth. Presenter, 02/07/2018 - 02/07/2019. University service.
  • College Leadership Team. 07/15/2016 - 07/01/2020. College service.
  • Visibility and Communications Committee. Chair, 07/01/2016 - 07/01/2020. Department service.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies. member, 07/01/2016 - 07/01/2020. University service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. member, 07/01/2016 - 07/01/2020. University service.
  • Program Area Coordinator Committee. Chair, 07/01/2016 - 07/01/2020. Department service.
  • Member, Educational Psychology RPT Committee for Review of Tenured Faculty. 10/14/2015 - 12/14/2016. Department service.
  • Member, Honors Advisory Board, 2014-present. 08/12/2015 - 08/12/2019. College service.
  • Retention, Promotion, Tenure Committee, 2009-2012, 2015-present. member, 08/12/2015 - 07/15/2016. College service.
  • Department of Special Education Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Committee. chair, 08/12/2015 - 07/15/2016. Department service.
  • Department of Special Education Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Committee, 2012-2013, 2015-2016. 08/12/2015 - 07/01/2016. Department service.
  • Subcommittee Chair, Student Research Fair Committee, College Council Excecutive Committee, 2014-present. Subcommittee Chair, 10/2014 - 03/18/2015. College service.
  • Member, UITE Diversity Advisory Board, 2014-present. member, 09/2014 - 08/12/2015. College service.
  • Interim Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education. University of Utah, Department of Special Education, Spring 2000, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Spring 2015. Interim Program Coordinator, 09/2014 - 07/15/2015. Department service.
  • Member, Qualifying Exam Review Committee. University of Utah, Department of Special Education, Spring, 1999; Spring 2001, Summer 2002, Summer 2006, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2015. member, 06/2014 - 07/15/2015. Department service.
  • Graduate Council. member, 09/2012 - 09/16/2016. University service.
  • College Council Executive Committee. Member, 09/2012 - 07/15/2015. College service.
  • Curriculum Committee. chair, 09/2012 - 09/2013. College service.
  • College Council Executive Committee. Chair, 09/2012 - 09/2013. College service.
  • Interim Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education. Program Area Coordinator, 09/2012 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. member, 01/2012 - 09/2012. College service.
  • Search Committee for Study Abroad Program Director. member, 05/2011 - 09/2011. University service.
  • Educational Psychology RPT Committee for Review of Tenured Faculty. member, 01/2011 - 05/2011. College service.
  • Qualifying Exam Review Committee. 01/2011 - 05/2011. Department service.
  • Leadership Minor Advisory Board. Member, 12/2010 - 09/2013. University service.
  • Action Plan Committee on Development. Member, 08/2010 - 11/2010. College service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Chair, 07/2010 - 07/2011. College service.
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist Advisory Council . member, 09/2009 - 09/2014. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Consultant, PEEK Preschool. 07/18/2018 - 07/18/2019
  • Author Readings and Kindness Craft Activities, Preschool Story time at Summit County Libraries. 10/17/2016 - 12/22/2016
  • Reviewer, RFPs for Early Intervention Services in Alpine School District, State of Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention Services. 05/13/2015 - 11/18/2015
  • External Coach for Jordan School District Early Childhood Special Education Program, National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Project. 04/15/2015 - 08/12/2020
  • Consultant, House of Hope Pre-k program, Salt Lake City UT, 2014-present. 08/19/2014 - 03/18/2015

Outreach

  • Kanarowski, E., & Johnston, S. (2019). Sexual Abuse and Young Children with Disabilities: Prevalence, Prevention, and Intervention. Presentation at the International KdVS Patient Advocacy Summit, Park City, UT. 07/10/2019 - 07/13/2019
  • Johnston, S. (2016, August). Implementing Recommended Practices in Early Childhood Special Education: ECTA fall kick-off event. Jordan School District Early Childhood Special Education Program, Jordan, UT. 09/06/2017 - 09/06/2017
  • Member, Literature Selection Committee for Treasure Mountain Junior High School, Park City School District, 2013-present. 09/2013 - 09/13/2017
  • Mentor, Preparation for College, Latinos in Action, Park City High School. 09/2012 - 09/16/2015
  • McDonnell, A., Johnston, S., Nelson, C., Paul, K. I’ve Been Thinking About Going Back to School and I Wonder If….Utah Conference 2010, Alpine District 2015 . 10/2010 - 10/14/2015
  • Johnston, S. & Kanarowski, E. (2010). See Yourself at Macchu Picchu This Summer, The Park Record, 1/9-1/12, C4. 10/2010 - 11/2010

Honors & Awards

  • Johnston, S. (May, 2013). College of Education Faculty Teaching Award. Award granted by the University of Utah, College of Education. ($1000). College of Education, 05/2013

In the Media

  • Interviewed for "Facing the Teacher Shortage" (University of Utah Continuum). 12/14/2016.
  • "Gnome in Your Home" promotes acts of kindness (Park Record, Park City, UT). 12/09/2016.
  • Interviewed by Lee Hall for NPR. 11/02/2016.
  • Children's book has Park City ties (Park Record, Park City, UT). 10/11/2016.