September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson was born in Sheridan, Wyoming but her family immediately moved to Seattle where her dad repaired ships during World War II. In 1946 her family moved to Missoula, Montana where she attended grade school. Her family bought a small farm in the Bitterroot Valley her freshman year in high school and she graduated from Florence Carlton High School. After attending the University of Montana and Colorado College for a while she married and had two children. She then lived in Princeton, New Jersey, Vancouver, B.C., Washington D.C. and Ithaca, New York where her husband taught at Cornell University. During the summers in New York she studied Sanskrit and Yoga with Dr. Ramurti Mishra on Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York. When her children started school she moved back to Missoula, Montana and graduated from the University of Montana in 1980, majoring in Religious Studies and History. She obtained two more degrees in Classics and English in 1983 and earned a teaching certificate. She has been employed in various positions in the Missoula County Public Schools since 1985, including that of Latin Teacher at Sentinel High School. During the summers from 1998 through 2013 she worked as gardener for Glacier Park, Inc. in Glacier National Park.

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Friday, September 11

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