Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science - Secondary Education with emphasis in Social Sciences (Harris Stowe State University) MO Teacher Certification in: Secondary Education - Social Sciences (9-12) Family and Consumer Sciences (K-12) Elementary Education (K-6) Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade) Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-3rd) HONORS 2019-2020 SLPS Early Childhood Educator of the Year Top 3 Finalist Scholastic Book Club Apple Corps Teacher

Ms. Melissa Johnson

My name is Melissa Johnson and I am the Pre-K teacher of the Fish Room at Stix Early Childhood Center! 


I grew up on the Illinois side of St. Louis and come from a large extended family scattered around the Metro-East and southern Illinois area.  I'm the second of four in my family with an older sister and a younger brother and sister.  Both of my sisters are also teachers! 

I graduated from Cahokia High School where I was very involved in activities: Student government (class secretary), head of prom committee, Yearbook Editor, Scholastic Bowl, Youth Mind and Engineering Team, Spanish Club, and playing soccer.  I recieved an Associates in Fine Arts Degree from Southwestern Illinois College and continued my education at Harris-Stowe State University where I played on the women's soccer team and earned my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences.  While earning my degree I held student-teaching placements at Cahokia High School, Marian Middle School, and Carnahan High School (SLPS).  

After graduation I worked in University City School District as a substitute and as a long-term substitute at Julia Goldstein Early Childhood.  I have also worked at a private early childhood facility working with infants-3 year olds and taught social students in alternative learning classrooms for students in Riverview Gardens and Hazelwood School Districts before finding my "home" at Stix.  While at Stix I have worked both special ed and gen ed teacher roles of the inclusion classroom, general education, and integrated classrooms.

This is my 7th year as a Pre-K teacher at Stix ECC and I'm so excited to see what this school year will bring! 


Outside of teaching I enjoy doing yoga, traveling (especially to visit friends in Nashville and Chicago!), going to concerts, hanging out with my family, and playing with my dogs, Fallon and Dakota.




Last Modified on August 4, 2021