Katharine Johnston is an instructional designer, writer, and founder of Johnston Course Design, an instructional designer firm with an educational arm. Katharine Johnston is also the author of the Stories from Strongsville children's novel series.

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Katharine is the founder of Johnston Course Design, an industry leader in innovative and engaging online instruction. 

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In its first year, Johnston Couse Design, collaboratively worked with The Klymshyn Method to launch The Ultimate Sales Managers Guide Mini-Course and The Ultimate Sales Manager's Guide Full Course. Johnston Course Design has also contributed to the work of Bionic Sales, a sales course geared toward training salespeople. 

Johnston Course Design is looking forward to collaborating with individuals looking to train their teams online. We are currently taking on more projects. To see if your idea can be successfully translated to an online course sign-up for your FREE 30-minute consultation call today!  


When teaching fourth grade, Katharine found it difficult to books with low maturity and high readability for her students. Inspired by a lack of these types of books, Katharine created her own.


Inspired by her upbringing, Katharine brings to life, the story of Will, a 9-year old boy from Sherman Oaks, California, who must travel to Strongsville, Ohio to live with his grandparents for the summer. The events of that summer have Will questioning all that he knew about his late father and his family's involvement. 

This book is perfect for older elementary students looking for a modern novel. 

Stories From Strongsville
We are currently exploring opportunities to work with book agents and hope to be available for purchase in Summer 2022.
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Join Kate and Sierra as they explore the wide world of instructional design on the Ladies of Learning (LOL) Podcast. At LOL we look to inspire the next generation of instructional designers and talk about topics that truly influence and push the field forward.