Dance Instructor/Drill Team Director
Mrs. Johnson has been dancing for 23 years. She began her journey in dance at the Dance Center of Baytown (Formerly known as Barbers Hill Dance Center) in 1996 under the direction of Mrs. Laura Kuritz and in her later years, Ms.Tamarah Earthman. There she studied the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, lyrical, and was a part of their first competition team. After years of competing both regionally and nationally with the Dance Center of Baytown, Mrs.Johnson became a member of the Barbers Hill High School Eaglettes under the direction of Mrs. Melanie Gray in 2006. There she was a four year member and served in officer postitions for three years. She was Line Sergeant (Sophomore), Co Captain (Junior), and Captain (Senior). Following high school, Mrs. Johnson attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where she continued to study dance. She was a member of the National Champion SFA Pom Squad under the direction of T.J. Maple, and later a member of the SFA Repertory Dance Company.
Following graduation, Mrs.Johnson accepted her first official teaching position with Porter High School as the Assistant Drill Team Director of the Golden Graces and Dance Teacher. She then moved to Dayton High School where she is the Head Drill Team Director and Dance Teacher.
Stephen F. Austin State University Class of 2014
Stephen F. Austin State University Class of 2019
Master of Education – ‘19
Bachelor of Science – ‘14
Physical Education (K-12)
I am the dance teacher for Dayton ISD. This is my fifth year with the district and sixth year of teaching.
Prior to working at Dayton High School, I was the Assistant Drill Team Director/Dance Teacher at Porter High School.
I married my best friend, Cory, in March of 2018. We are expecting our first baby, River, to make his arrival this December and are super excited for this next chapter in our lives together! We are also parents to two crazy Boxers, named Gunner and Beau.
“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.”
Besides dancing, I have many hobbies!