Mrs. Johnson graduated from Camdenton High School in 2008, but spent much of her life in Laquey. She started her education at Ozarks Technical Community College and then transferred to Drury University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Mrs. Johnson then accepted a teaching job at Dixon High School, where she taught Biological Sciences for 7 years. During this time, Mrs. Johnson obtained a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master in Educational Administration. Mrs. Johnson developed a passion for leadership through her roles in Dixon: she was an after school administrator, building and district Leadership Team member, and a member of their Aspiring Administrator program. In these roles, Mrs. Johnson focused on intervention programming and improving instructional practices, as well as increasing community and school partnerships.