Stephanie M. Johnson is a certified administrator and National Board Certified Teacher currently teaching second grade in Columbia, SC. A native of Sumter, SC, she obtained an undergraduate degree in English, a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.

Stephanie has earned national recognition as an educator, including as a 2018 Lowell Milken Educator Fellow for Unsung Heroes and as one of five educators across the country to receive the 2017 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. She has served in a range of professional leadership roles beyond the classroom. Currently, she acts as chairperson of the National Education Association’s Women’s Issues Committee and a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, on the Executive Board of the South Carolina Education Association, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.