Richard Johnson has been a Utah High School drama teacher for 21 years. During those years his drama students have won 7 state sweepstakes championships. His students have also won the Utah Outstanding Play Award 9 times. (Many of which have been his originals) This is a state record. Five of the plays are published. One of the plays won a national award in 1992. His plays have been produced by high schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Johnson is the father of 4 children. Both of his daughters have won the Utah State Outstanding Actress Award in state competition and his eldest won best actress at the inter-state Utah High School Shakespearean Competition held at the site of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. His wife, Roxanna, is currently a regional director for "Head Start." He was recently awarded a Lifetime Educator award by the Utah Theatre Association.