Dr. Johnson began her teaching career in January 1991 in South Carolina. Shortly after, she moved to Tennessee with her husband where she taught at Wharton Arts Magnet Middle School. She was also privileged to teach at the University School of Nashville and Vanleer Elementary School before beginning her tenure as Principal at Charlotte Elementary School in 2003.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Columbia College in South Carolina; a Masters Degree in Special Educaiton (Behavior Disorders) from Peabody College at Vanderbilt; a M Ed. in Edcuational Leadership and her docotate in Leadership and Professional Practice, both from Trevecca Nazarene University.